November 27, 2017

St. Catherine Labouré on Why God Uses the Lowly

Saint Catherine Labouré

Traditionally November 28th is the feast of Saint Catherine Labouré, the 19th century nun and mystic. She responded to God’s divine call by entering the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Here, the Blessed Virgin Mary, revealed to her the mission of having the Miraculous Medal made and spread throughout the world. St. Catherine’s life was one of deep humility.
I knew nothing. I was nothing. For this reason, God picked me out. 
— St. Catherine Labouré

Prayer for St. Catherine Labouré's Intercession 

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who has deigned to strengthen the Virgin, Saint Catherine, by a wonderful vision of Your Immaculate Mother; grant, we pray, that after the examples of tender devotion shown us by the same blessed Catherine, by her intercession, we may so honor Your holy Mother as to obtain the joys of eternal life. Who reigns with God the Father, and with the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.

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