I have chosen Saint Catherine of Siena as my confirmation saint. St. Catherine’s feast day is April 29. St. Catherine is a patron of Europe, firefighters, against fire, bodily ills, illness, nurses, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, and sick people. I chose this saint because of the patronage and because of her life story. I like the way that God convinced her to live her life while worshipping him, showing me you can make time for God every day.
Juana was baptized and married into the Roman Catholic faith as a child. She married a fellow rebel, Don Manuel Ascencio Padilla, they both were one when it came to revolutionary matters. Although Juana was later widowed she continued to work on revolutionary matters until her untimely death. Many have wondered why Juana Azurdy has not been erased from history, she is a mestiza and a woman; both were frowned upon in revolutionary times. Juana did something crucial that many can
In the beginning of “Margery Kempe”, a spiritual autobiography, Kempe uses imagery to portray her devotion to God as well as the process of moving away from her wifely duties. The nature of her relationship with Christ is all consuming. Kempe has been trying to persuade her husband to let her leave after the death of her first child. After unsuccessful tries, Kempe finally has convinced her husband to let her leave him after having fourteen children. “And make my body free to God, so that you never make any claim on me requesting any conjugal debt after this day as long as you live— and shall eat and drink on Fridays at your bidding.”
-Teresa of Avila This quote as well as many others, proves that she was a strong believer in love too. Teresa always had a spotlight on others and religion. Teresa of Avila was welcomed into the world in Avila, Spain on March 28th, 1515. She was born during the Age of Exploration.
Dorothy 's early life was not one of faith. Once she had her second child she decided that she had to divorce her atheist husband and become Catholic. After being baptized she dedicated the rest of her life to helping the poor. She not only volunteered but also tried to change conditions. Dorothy said, “Where were the saints to try to change the social order, not just
Anthony, a rising leader in the woman's suffrage movement, made outstanding contributions for women to gain the right to vote. Susan was a leading force in merging the Woman's Right Society and the Anti-Slavery Society into one organization named American Equal Rights Association. Susan could hardly gain these achievements without her important partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who encouraged her to reside the meeting and collaborated with her on various movements for many years. The first meeting that could be regarded as the warm-up of the woman's suffrage movement was held in the home of Stanton, whose enthusiasm and leadership had a significant impact on Susan. Susan remained unmarried during her lifetime and devoted much of her time to the cause of woman’s rights.
Mary Bernarda Butler was soon canonized and noticed for her good deeds. She began to get sick and sadly passed away at age 74 in 1924 (Mary Bernarda Butler 8). She was then canonized on October 12, 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI. She is known for her missionary zeal and devotion to the Lord (Mary Bernarda Butler 8). Her feast day, a day dedicated to her, is on May 19th (Mary Bernarda Butler 1).
Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Jane Antide Thouret, a young girl who was born November 27, 1765 in France. Her upbringing consisted of her obligation to help her father take care of the family after the death of her mother. Jane joined the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and was later forcibly removed due to the French Revolution despite her fierce opposition. Upon her return home, Jane took up charity acts and corporal works that included tending to the unhealthy and uneducated.
The night that Governor Winthrop died and Dimmesdale stood upon the scaffold, it was said that a faint A could be seen lighting the sky. Finally, as Hester lives out her final days in her cottage so many women look to her for advisory help. Starting on the scaffold so many years ago, stood a woman clutching a baby close to her with a bright letter distinctly upon her breast. Hester withstood this punishment as well as her scarlet A, she was grateful they had not put her to death. The scarlet letter representing her sin and the evil within, she raised her child to be a free thinking spirit.
As the eldest sister, Patria is introduced as a motherly figure toward her sisters. She married at a young age and was happy being a wife and mother. Her Christianity is central to her character, and although it was tested due to the death of her stillborn child, a retreat in the mountains with her church group profoundly affects both her faith and her view of the rebellion. At the retreat, Patria witnesses a young rebel, not much older than her own daughter, being shot and killed by Trujillo’s guard force.
When Maria was 30 she started searching and came upon a prayer group in a neighbouring Parish. They were starting a program called “Life in the Spirit Seminar”. It was very enlightening for her and deepened her faith and understanding of the Holy Spirit. She has always had her eyes set on God and has not looked into any other religions. Because Maria was born into a Christian family the positives were that she was able to be sent to a Christian primary and secondary schools, which gave her a sound knowledge of her faith.
Her mother accepted her decision, but thought that Rose should be in a convent. Rose did struggle with many disagreements from her family and her friends. The disapproval of noting marrying, from the people that was close to her, lasted until her death. Soon she
One of the first extraordinary woman was Hildegard von Bingen, a German woman that lived in the twelfth- century and was raised by a noble family. As an adult, Hildegard was a author and composer. Her knowledge to heal people made her history, using, herbs and medicine, as well as her visions of God, she was knows as a mystic. Hildegard refused to accept the life that most medieval women had, she argued and disobeyed this authority. He refused to accept that men were superior to women.
Innocent appointed Cardinal Rainaldo to work with Clare "to compose a Rule that would recognize unendowed Franciscan women in law" (114). The Rule established "the Order of Poor Sisters that Blessed Francis founded. " At the heart of her Rule, Clare defined exactly what she meant by living in poverty "specifically by not receiving or having possession or ownership either themselves or through an intermediate person, except as necessity requires for the integrity and proper seclusion of the monastery" (117). This would eliminate misinterpretations by Clare’s successors. There was no room for misconception of Clare’s model of a life in poverty in the same way the Franciscan friars steered away from the ideal after St. Francis’s death.