9 Days with 9 Women Saints to be a Modern Saint!

Pray and be inspired with women's saints to grow in the Trust of God that inspired their lives.


Women, known and unknown, have sustained faith communities since the birth of Christ. Christianity came to be because of one woman's trust in God. The faithfulness of Mary's fiat has been manifested in the lives of the women saints that are at the heart of this Novena. 

Over the next nine days we will be praying alongside women saints recognised as Doctors of the Church for their deeply theological understanding of God such as Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila, and we will come to know less well known women saints such as Catherine de Ricci and Julian of Norwich. 

May all that pray with it grow in trust of God and through it deepen their relationships with our Saviour.

The programme

Every day, for 9 days, receive a summary of the life of a woman Saint, a quote, a meditation and a concluding prayer. 🙏

Day 1 -  St. Hildegard of Bingen

Day 2 - St. Catherine of Siena

Day 3 - Julian of Norwich

Day 4 - St. Catherine de Ricci

Day 5 - St. Teresa of Avila

Day 6 - St. Rosa de Lima

Day 7 - St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Day 8 - St.  Elizabeth of Hungary

Day 9 - St. Teresa Benedicta a Croce

Entrust the women in your life

Click here to entrust the women in your life on this prayer prayer intention page.

Thank you for joining!

Thank you Marystella for writing and setting up this novena.

Marystella was born in El Salvador, travelled the world with her family and then alone after university. As a historian and theologian she researches at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. She is a member of the Third Order of St Dominic. 

Prayer from the novena

Prayer to the Holy Spirit by Mother Margaret Hallahan

Come, Holy Spirit! Come, and with thee bring forbearance, docility, kindness, and deference. Come, oh come, Holy Spirit of God! And fill our souls with all that can make us dear to thee, to each other, and to all creature for the love of thee. Amen. * Mother Margaret Hallahan founded the Dominican Congregation of St Catherine of Siena