About three weeks before she died, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, wrote a meditation for Holy Week as part of a Mississippi Catholic Lenten series. She dictated it to Sister Dorothy Kundinger, her companion. This was probably her last public writing and was published April 6, 1990) Let us resolve to make this week holy byContinue reading “A Holy Week Reflection by Sr Thea Bowman”
St Marie de l’Incarnation (+1672) “Teresa of New France” mother, mystic, Ursuline nun, missionary to Canada, educator , and Mother of the Canadian Church.
In addition to St Catherine of Siena, today (April 29) is the memorial of St Peter the Martyr, O.P. (+1252), who received his habit from St Dominic Guzman himself. St Peter was a Dominican inquisitor and wonderworker who preached against the Albigensians and Cathars and is traditionally held to be the first Dominican martyr, henceContinue reading “April 29: Peter the Martyr”
Today (April 27) is the memorial of St Zita (sometimes Sitha; +AD 1272) a domestic worker in Lucca, Italy whose heroic piety and miraculous intercession after death made her a popular saint in the area until her cult spread. She is one of the “incorruptibles” a saint whose body has known little or no decay.Continue reading “April 27: St Zita”
Martyr, archbishop, hymnist, Benedictine monk, missionary, taunter of pagans, exiled, baptizer of kings, killed by idolatrous priests, and body ransomed for its weight in gold; St Adalbert led a storied life.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte, wherein lies UNC-Asheville has asked the faithful to seek the intercession of Sts Roch and Rosalie to end the pandemic. “Merciful Father, through the intercession of Blessed Mary, St. Roch, and St. Rosalie, deliver us from the current attack and subsequent suffering we are enduring from the coronavirus.Continue reading “Intercessors for an end to COVID-19”