St. Catherine Labouré, Lent, and Prayer

by | Feb 25, 2023 | Formation

The Bible says we do not have because we do not ask. Lent is a good time to get back into the habit of setting time aside for prayer, finding a quiet place, rejecting all the things that distract us, and asking for God’s direction in our lives. St. Catherine Labouré is one of our great Vincentian models of prayer; of surrendering completely to God’s providence, and listening attentively to God’s will (whatever it may be).


St. Catherine Labouré

“Whenever I go to the chapel, I put myself in the presence of our good Lord, and I say to him, Lord I am here. Tell me what you would have me to do. If he gives me some task, I am content and I thank him. If he gives me nothing, I still thank him since I do not deserve to receive anything more than that. And then, I tell God everything that is in my heart. I tell him about my pains and joys, and then I listen. If you listen, God will also speak to you, for with the good Lord, you have to both speak and listen. God always speaks to you when you approach him plainly and simply.”

“My sheep hear My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)

The attached pamphlet, shared by Fr. Jim Osendorf, C.M., is a printable tri-fold: The Story of St. Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal.

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