The Basics: Born in the late 4th century in Great Britain; died in the early 5th century in Ireland; canonized pre-congregation; feast day, March 22. Wife and mother. The Story: Darerca’s brother Patrick may be better known, but he couldn’t hold a candle to her when it came to parenting! It’s believed that Darerca, who married twice […]

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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. It was an unusual conversation to have at 5:30 in the morning, which made it all the more of a gift. I’d been up for an hour, preparing […]

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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 woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (who is called Christ). When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.”  Jesus said to […]

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The Basics: Born April 23, 1788, in Italy; died February 17, 1857, in Italy; beatified September 17, 2016; feast day, February 17. Wife, mother, catechist. The Story: It was not a life full of promise early on. As a child, Elisabetta contracted smallpox, and was never again able to raise her arms over her head. Despite this […]

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