The Basics: Born June 17, 1610, Italy; died September 3, 1679, in Italy; beatified March 3, 1998, by John Paul II; feast day, September 3. Wife and woman religious. The Story: It was perhaps not the life Brigida expected as a child. Born in the middle of a family of eleven children, she assumed caregiver roles when […]

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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. … Jesus … looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” (Luke 19:5, NRSVCE) In late August […]

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Just like everyone else who knew him, I could tell you a lot of public stories about Gerry Creedon, the larger than life priest who died today. I could tell you he was charismatic. I could tell you he was a friend of the Kennedys, giving the invocation at Ted’s funeral. I could tell you […]

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The Basics: Born November 5, 1781, in Spain; died August 30, 1853, in Spain; beatified October 16, 1994, by John Paul II; feast day, August 30. Woman religious and nurse. The Story: Maria was one of ten children, five of whom died while they were still children. And perhaps that early experience helped form her passion for […]

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