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Novena to St. Catherine of Siena

Nine Days of Prayer and Spiritual Reflection
Hosted by Catholic Communities Around Vicariate II of the Archdiocese of Chicago

April 20 – April 28, 2021

This nine-day journey to St. Catherine of Siena’s feast day on April 29 is the second novena by Catholic laity to unite the faithful in prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in healing and atonement for the clergy sex abuse crisis.

St. Catherine of Siena is known for her love of Christ and his Church. She appealed personally to Church leaders, including Pope Gregory XI, to enact the reforms needed to rekindle faith within the Church, and the love of Christ that produces obedience to him and his teachings. Her advocacy flowed from her communion with Christ. She lived in the 14th century, a time of great crisis in the Church. She died at the early age of 33.

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Join us in this Novena at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in person or via livestream at the following communities (Please call each parish or visit their websites to pre-register/check their livestream information):

April 20 Holy Child Jesus Parish
2324 W. Chase Ave., Chicago
April 21 St. Ita Chuch
5500 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago
April 22 St. Clement Church
642 W. Deming Pl., Chicago
April 23 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
708 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
April 24 Immaculate Conception Church
1431 N. North Park Ave., Chicago
April 25 National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
2520 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago
* Livestream/in person novena starts at 11 a.m.
April 26 St. Benedict Church
2215 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago
April 27 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
1775 Grove St., Glenview
April 28 Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University
2110 Sheridan Rd., Evanston