Gertrude, Patron Saint of Cats

Cakes baked in Gertrude’s oven
and water from her well are said to repel rodents
— thus her patronage of cats.


Our St. Gertrude Sculpture

This site is dedicated to St. Gertrude of Nivelles, honoring the spiritual connection between humans and their feline companions. It is a result of all the amazing connections I’ve made when my “patrons” have shared their stories with me. I’ve laughed and shed tears with them. I want this spot to be a place where people can get together to tell stories, share pictures and resources.
My goal is that it is operated by our own small community of cat lovers (though it will always be moderated).
So please write comments, post images, pin it...send in anything worth sharing.

And please remember your favorite rescue/​shelter.
We’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know about them so we can feature them here.

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  • Chris Bibby July 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I ask for prayers and healing for our wonderful shelter cat Thaddeus who is in the hospital with respi­ratory problems.

  • Yvonne & Mandi June 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Please please please please pray for our cat Sushi.She had surger for an enlarged..bladder do to a stone..she finally went to the bathroom. Today she is having trouble going.Pray that she will be healed and back to herself. God bless.

  • Frank mora May 26, 2015 at 1:25 am

    I ask for the healing of my cat tommy. His eye has a wound that is not healing. Amen

  • Beth March 21, 2015 at 2:46 am

    HHi Karen. Look into using the Bach Flower remedies they work just as well for pets as humans
    I know they will be the answer to your problems Good luck Beth

  • Karen Kelley March 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I have just discovered St. Gertrude as patron saint of cats. I prayed to her for guidance as I just adopted a young cat but my resident cat, Misty is very stressed and will not accept Tyler. I am stressed as well in trying to secure peace for both of them. I would hate to have to give up Tyler but Misty is so distressed she is hesitant to come inside the house and has not been eating much. Any advice is welcomed. With thanks and gratitude.

  • Stella March 12, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for this site and your beautiful art work!

  • Douglas January 8, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Ever since I had to put down my best, a dog named Deuce, I have become a cat person. I have 4 cats myself, as well as 2 others that belong to my wife & son. Now here I am at the point in my RCIA class where I am to pick a Saint for my confir­mation. I do believe that I will go with St. Gertrude.

  • Tony Niemann November 15, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I have three cats that I recued from a Humane Society shelter. One of them goes outside but the other two do not. Recently a juvenile white cat we call “Snowball” showed up in my barn. I fed it for almost a month and it is starting to trust me. Yesterday, two orange kittens showed up — they were scared and starving. The bigger “kitten could be a very young mother to the tiny one. They are scared of me as the white cat is, but their hunger has made them less reluctant to run from me as the sweet white one does. I need to find an organi­zation that I can take the cats to and get them spayed or neutered and to find a home for them. Suggestions and prayers would be appre­ciated. Thanks