Franciscan Saints
 2nd November

The Servant of God Mary Catharine Segar

 Virgin, Second Order

Mary Catharine Segar entered the Order of the Poor Clares at Munich, Bavaria, at a very early age. Moved by her piety, her superiors chose her to found a new convent at Graz inn Styria, and as the first abbess there, she laboured with marked success.
In the spirit of charity, she cherished a most tender compassion for the holy souls in purgatory, and she did all in her power to shorten theri pains by means of prayer  and acts of sacrifice. For that reason God permitted them on occasion to appear to  her in great numbers to plead for her help. When Mary Catharine effected their release, they would appear again to express their gratitude. Our Lord called her to her heavenly home in the year 1637.

Prayer of the church
(All Souls' Day)

O God, the creator and redeemer of the faithful, grant to
the souls of  Thy servants and handmaids departed the remission
of all their sins, that through pious supplications they may obtain
the pardon which they have always desired.
Through the same Christ Our Lord Who liveth and reigneth
with Thee  and the Holy Spirit,  One God, now and forever.  Amen

Habig, Marion A., O.F.M., 1959, ed., The Franciscan book of Saints, Franciscan Herald press, Chicago, Illinois


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