I chose to talk about the Blessed Virgin today, because it is the image of her on Good Friday that most resonates with me. We know Mary pondered so many things in her heart throughout her life, so many things that were amazing or shocking or incomprehensible. But when her son most needed her, on his […]

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St. Marie of the Incarnation was born October 28, 1599, in France and died on April 30, 1672, in Canada. Earlier this month, she was canonized by Pope Francis. Marie’s story is a difficult one to understand at times. A relatively wealthy widow with a son, she chose to become an Ursuline nun when she […]

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St. Bernadette Soubirous was born in France on January 7, 1844, and died on this date in 1879. You probably know the story of the six months during which the Blessed Virgin appeared to Bernadette, a sickly, functionally illiterate fourteen year old. The girl’s witness never wavered, no matter how often or how long authorities questioned […]

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St. Hunna died about 679 in France, and today is her feast day. Hunna was known as the “holy washerwoman” because even though she was the wife of a duke, her focus was on serving the poor and of helping all, rich or poor, with their laundry. Verses 3 and 4 from Psalm 51 seem […]

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