For the longest time in my young life, I wanted to play piano. There was one at my Gram's house I wasn't allowed to play; the closest I was allowed to get to it was sitting on its bench at extended family holiday dinners. There was also a piano at my Grandma's house, but we … Continue reading Bl. Dina Belanger- September 4
St. Phoebe- deacon, friend of St. Paul, cool kid at Corinth
Ingrid caught my eye because she's sort of related to St. Bridget of Sweden, she was a widow and started a convent, and there was some hesitation in canonizing her. She is also purported to be a mystic, which always just fascinates me. Ordinary people participating in extraordinary things– this is what God invites us to … Continue reading St. Ingrid of Sweden- September 2
Not gonna lie, I first decided to look up this saint because she was listed as "St. Beatrix" on a calendar I found. What I found in her, though, was a patient woman, a good confidant, and a devotion to living in virtue. In Portuguese, her name is Beatriz de Meneses da Silva, which is … Continue reading St. Beatriz da Silva Meneses- September 1
"Through this physical penance and mortification, [Benedict] was able to heal his soul."