The Basics: Born November 17, 1602, in France; died October 19, 1634, in France; beatified November 20, 1994; feast day, October 19. Woman religious; mystic. The Story: One of seven children, Agnes became a Dominican sister in 1623. She served as mistress of novices, then became prioress of her monastery, St. Catherine of Siena at Langeac. She […]

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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. I recently happened upon the story of Blessed Mercedes Prat i Prat, who was killed in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War because she was a nun. You […]

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Note: This is the last in a series of posts about women saints who had notable relationships with male saints–their sons, husbands, fathers, or colleagues in faith. The Basics: Ebbe the Elder, born about 615 in England; died about 683 in Scotland; feast day, August 25; canonized pre-congregation; woman religious. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, born about 634 […]

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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. Now as they went on their way, (Jesus) entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, […]

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