Note: On Tuesdays and some Sundays, you can find me at Your Daily Tripod, owned by my friend TonyD. A longer version of the post below appears there. I take this little notebook with me to Mass. I don’t do it in case I get some bright idea for a column or essay, or to work […]

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Note: I’m currently featuring women saints who had notable relationships with male saints–their sons, husbands, fathers, or colleagues in faith. The Basics: Maria, born June 24, 1884, in Italy; died August 26, 1965, in Italy; Luigi, born January 12, 1880, in Italy; died November 9, 1951, in Italy. Beatified October 21, 2001, by John Paul II; […]

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Note: On Tuesdays and some Sundays, you can find me at Your Daily Tripod, owned by my friend TonyD. A longer version of the post below appears there. She is perfect, of course, born without the taint of original sin. But she need not be some distant, unreachable figure, some beautiful woman on an icon. Mary […]

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Note: I’m currently featuring women saints who had notable relationships with male saints–their sons, husbands, fathers, or colleagues in faith. The Basics: Paula, born in 347 in Italy; died in 404 in Israel; canonized pre-congregation; feast day, January 26. Wife, mother, woman religious. Jerome, born 347; died in 420 in Israel; canonized pre-congregation; feast day, September 30. Priest, […]

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