Note: For the next several weeks I’ll be featuring women saints who knew each other personally–mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, sisters, and friends. The Basics: Clare of Assisi, born July 16, 1194, in Italy; died August 11, 1253, in Italy; canonized September 11, 1253, by Alexander IV; feast day August 11. Woman religious. Agnes of Assisi, born […]

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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. “For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your […]

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Note: For the next several weeks I’ll be featuring women saints who knew each other personally–mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, sisters, and friends. The Basics: Teresa of Avila, born March 28, 1515, in Spain; died October 4, 1582, in Spain; canonized March 12, 1622, by Gregory XV; feast day October 15. Woman religious, mystic. Anne of […]

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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. The idea of Jesus as the light of the world—as Christians, we get that. Before Him, there was hope and faith amid darkness for generations. And then, with […]

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