St. Catherine of Siena

Strong-willed Child, Courageous Reformer, Doctor of the Church, Patroness of Europe St. Catherine of Siena Catherine was born in 1347 and grew up in a large family in Siena, Italy, where her childhood home still stands.  She was a light to her family, and they nicknamed her “Euphrosyne” which is Greek for “joy.” Catherine’s parents [...]

St. Catherine of Siena2021-09-02T23:27:25-04:00

Blessed Chiara “Luce” Badano

Attentive Friend, Enthusiastic Disciple, Suffering Servant, Light of the Gospel Blessed Chiara “Luce” Badano After 11 years of prayer for a child, Chiara’s birth was a special gift to Ruggero and Maria Teresa Badano. When welcoming their only daughter into the world on October 29, 1971, her parents understood that she was God’s child first, [...]

Blessed Chiara “Luce” Badano2021-09-02T23:26:29-04:00

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Talented Pianist, Fiery Temper, Indwelling Presence, Lover of the Trinity St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Elizabeth Catez enjoyed the parties and friendships that made up her active social life and had a love of beautiful clothes and the latest hairstyles. She was an accomplished pianist, studying at the Conservatory of Dijon, and was well-known for [...]

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity2021-09-02T23:24:50-04:00

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

Religious Foundress, Servant of the Incurable, Model of Holy Perseverance Rose Hawthorne Lathrop She was the third daughter of the celebrated American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, but she abandoned a life of literature to care for the cancerous poor. Rose Hawthorne Lathrop was born in Massachusetts, one year after her father’s work The Scarlet Letter was published. [...]

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop2021-09-02T23:23:30-04:00

St. Hildegard von Bingen

Model of Feminine Authority, Writer, Composer, Visionary, Doctor of the Church St. Hildegard von Bingen St. Hildegard’s feminine strength and authority, combined with her intellectual talents and mystical gifts, allowed her to be a courageous and outspoken presence to the Church leaders and political figures of her time. Hildegard was born in the year 1098 [...]

St. Hildegard von Bingen2021-09-02T23:18:38-04:00

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Talented Storyteller, Visionary, “Secretary of Mercy” St. Maria Faustina Kowalska St. Faustina was chosen by Jesus to be His missionary of the powerful message of Divine Mercy, but her visionary spiritual life was hidden by her humble external appearance. In 1905, she was born as Helena Kowalska to a family of poor peasants in Poland [...]

St. Maria Faustina Kowalska2021-09-02T23:15:08-04:00

Chiara Lubich

Teacher, Consecrated Lay Woman, Foundress, Modern Spiritual Leader Chiara Lubich Chiara Lubich is the foundress of the Focolare Movement (The Work of Mary) and is regarded as one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. Born in 1920 in Northern Italy and baptized Silvia Lubich, she experienced a profound religious awakening at [...]

Chiara Lubich2021-09-02T23:11:54-04:00
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