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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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: Anna Maria Taigi, born May 29, 1769, in Italy; died June 9, 1837, in Italy; beatified May 20, 1920, by Benedict XV; feast day June 9. Wife, mother, mystic. Elizabeth […]

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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 devout and charitable Tobit had been blinded by a bizarre set of circumstances, including poor medical care. Everyone felt horrible about all this, including Tobit, and he […]

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