Prayer to St. Catherine of Sienna

Power of the eternal Father, help me!

Wisdom of the Son,

enlighten the eye of my understanding!

Tender mercy of the Holy Spirit,

enflame my heart and unite it to yourself!

I proclaim, eternal God, that your power is powerful and strong enough to free your Church and your people, to snatch us from the devil’s hand,

to stop the persecution of holy Church, and to give me strength and victory over my own enemies.

I proclaim that the wisdom of your Son,

who is one with you, can enlighten the eye

of my understanding and that of your people,

and can relieve the darkness of your sweet bride.

And I proclaim, eternal gentle goodness of God,

that the mercy of the Holy Spirit, your blazing charity, wants to enflame my heart and everyone’s and unite them with yourself.

Power of you, eternal Father,

wisdom of your only-begotten Son

in his precious blood;

mercy of the Holy Spirit, fire and deep well

of charity that held this Son of yours

fixed and nailed to the cross.

You know how to and you can

and you want to, so I plead with you:

have mercy on the world and restore the warmth

of charity and peace and unity to holy Church.

O me!  I wish you would not delay any longer!

I beg you, let your infinite goodness force you

not to close the eye of your mercy!

Gentle Jesus!  Jesus love!

 

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