However, baby Elizabeth Bonifacia died at three weeks old on July 13 (which happens to be my mother's, who is of Polish descent, birthday). Hedwig was also incredibly sick and died just four days after her daughter. They were buried together in the Wawel Cathedral. 550 years later, on July 12, 1949 (the day before … Continue reading St. Hedwig (Jadwiga) of Poland
Mary Magdalen Postel was born on November 28, 1756, in France and baptized as Julia Frances Catherine. As a child, she was educated by Benedictine nuns and, during this time, she took a private vow of chastity as the first step on the road of her dream to enter religious life. When she was eighteen, … Continue reading St. Mary Magdalen Postel
"Not much is known about Blessed James Andrade other than this but he's worthy of knowing. James followed his call even unto death and that's an admirable thing."
Kateri was baptized on Easter in 1676 taking the name Kateri for St. Catherine of Siena. Kateri is the Mohawk form of Catherine, which is super cool. There goes Catholicism reaching into every aspect of our lives an every culture ever. She then moved to the Jesuit mission nearby and spent her last two years … Continue reading St. Kateri Tekakwitha
"Teresa de Los Andes is the first Chilean to be proclaimed a saint! She's also the first Discalced Carmelite outside of Europe to be proclaimed saint and the order's fifth saint named 'Teresa'." Read the rest at Contemplatio Culture.
I'm a day behind!! Sorry! Over at Contemplatio Culture right now I've got a piece on St. Jason whose feast day was yesterday, July 12. Later today, I'll have another piece up for today's saint. From Jason's article: "Finding saints in the New Testament is super fun because, beyond the Apostles, we often don't recognize … Continue reading St. Jason
"Through this physical penance and mortification, [Benedict] was able to heal his soul."
I'm doing a daily saint series over at Contemplatio Culture. Make sure to subscribe or follow or whatever you do to make sure you don't miss a post. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep doing this daily and give a little look at some lesser-known saints or a different look at very well-known saints. Tell … Continue reading My Little Micro-Corner of the World
Mmmkay so 2019 is here and going and I thought I should give a quick update about my writing plans and goals for the year. This blog is basically my dumping ground for everything else I do and the occasional update. Would you like to see more original content here, too? I'm writing weekly (plus … Continue reading Looking into the New Year
She's neither ethereal nor ghost-like when she appears in my dreams. In my dreams she's very real. So real, in fact, that most times I don't even realize she shouldn't be there until I'm on the edge of consciousness. I often wake like Ebenezer Scrooge, wondering if what I've experienced was a dream or reality, … Continue reading The Ghost Lady in My Dreams