Sunday, January 31, 2010

When You are Ridiculed for Your Piety: Be Blessed!

Remember: there is a patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety.

She is St. Catherine of Siena.

The last of twenty-five children, she died at age thirty-three.

She was truly amazing: fiercely loyal to the See of Peter during one giant storm.

If you think there are problems in the Church today just begin to read her magnificent writings. 

She is a Doctor of the Church and during WWII Pope Pius XII named her a joint patron saint of Italy along with Saint Francis of Assisi.

St. Catherine, pray for us!

1 comment:

  1. Not a comment on St. Catherine, but on the blog itself. I surfed over to it from Ruskij Sion. I'm enjoying it immensely. I will visit regularly. For your edification, you may find the blog "Cornell Society for a Good Time" (which gets its name from a group formed by Don Bosco) interesting. Your is Christ, Deacon Bohdan