St Catherine’s Feast today. I’m a big fan ever since I saw her head in a cage in Siena.
Haven’t got a pic of her fingertip but I saw it there too. I think her heart is under the church somewhere and the rest of her in Rome. She was certainly some dame.
Here’s a wee prayer I got in Siena:
O Catherine, most powerful Saint, neither the heart of sinners, nor Heaven itself were able to resist your burning faith, your words and your insistent prayers.
As in times past, so today, may we feel the strength of your intercession for the bringing of peace to all nations, liberty to those oppressed by injustices and adversities of every kind, comfort and health to those who are ill in mind and body.
Pray for the peace of the entire world, the unity and faithfulness of the people of God to its supreme Pastor, and for the good of our Country.
And remember me who trustingly invokes your aid, knowing that you never abandon in their difficulties those who consider you Mother and Guide. Amen.