Oil Dedicated to St Catherine of Siena 1 (Patron for Miscarriages)
St Catherine Patron Miscarriages of Sweden a Patron Saint of Miscarriage and Recovery from Miscarriage. A great Saint to get to know if you have struggled with one or many pregnancy losses. She also the right Saint to pray with if you are pregnant but are nervous about losing the pregnancy. You can invoke her in prayer during a difficult pregnancy to protect against miscarriage.
Catherine born at Siena, Italy, in the year 1347, in an era of political turmoil and unrest. The country of her birth bursting with internal strife. Every Italian city a little independent state, with each faction making war against the other. A time of misery, famine, and bloodshed. It also a bad time for the papacy, an affair in which Catherine destined by God to play such an important role.
Pope Boniface VIII had been experiencing many difficulties with France and King Philip the Fair. His immediate successor Pope Benedict XI, a rather mild man, held the pontificate for about nine months. After his death there a prolonged conclave of about eleven months, and through the influence of the French Court. The Archbishop of Bordeaux elected Supreme Pontiff, and became known as Clement V. Against the invitations of the Cardinals he refused to go to Rome, which the traditional See of the Holy Father from the very beginning of Peter’s occupancy in that city.