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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

For all your novena needs

I refer you to The Theoscope.

You may know that, when he declared her a Doctor of the Church, Pope Paul VI spoke of St. Catherine of Siena's "charisms of exhortation, of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge." It's her charism of exhortation that makes her popular these days. (Not that telling other people what to do isn't perennially more appealing than meditating on your own nothingness.) If there's someone you know who you think could stand a little exhorting, you might make this novena to St. Catherine on his behalf.