Her life is pretty remarkable, and she always has an interesting story to tell. In the early morning of Sunday, March 31, 1940, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Ellen Evangeline Donahue Willett and Joseph Ferdinand Willett’s first daughter, Theresa Marleen Sullivan was born. Ellen had always wanted a daughter named Marleen, but the custom for Catholics then was to name their children after a saint. The Willetts were a strong Catholic family, so they decided to name her Theresa, after Saint Theresa the Little Flower.
Evangelist Linda M. Dawkins was born in the mid-20th century, the second of six children to the late Charles and Elder Odessa Talley in Philadelphia, Pa. Sister Linda grew up in an incredibly religious environment, since her mother who was an extremely religious woman. Mrs. Talley would take Linda and her siblings and walk up and down Ridge Avenue to and from The Parham Church in North Philadelphia several times a week. Later Mrs. Talley would become a member and minister at “The Reformed Church of the Living God”. While playing church with her siblings as a child, she pretended to “get knocked out by the Holy Spirit” and she certainly received the blessing of the Holy Spirit as she was “playing”, and it was then she was told she had a calling
I have the greatest admiration for two friends of ours. Robert and Debby are both from medium size Midwestern towns where they lived most of their lives and raised five daughters. Both were raised in the Catholic faith; Robert attended parochial school and Debby went to public schools. Debby has a great aunt who was a nun. Their religion is important to them and all their daughters attended Catholic schools.
Horatio Alger was born in 1832 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and lived until 1899 where died in Natick, Massachusetts. Alger was born into a regular sized family with two brothers and a sister, Olivia Augusta Cheney, who was a well-known woman in her prime. She advocated for the rights of women in their time where women were only supposed to stay home and be perfect homemakers. She wanted more than that, and she spoke about it. She gave very good motivational speeches, and was a popular feminist who helped the woman’s’ rights movement.
Cameron’s Aunt Ruth becomes her guardian and decides they need something new. They join Gates of Praise church. Throughout the year, Cameron kisses a couple more girls before one of them tells the church pastor, who then tells Cameron’s aunt. Cameron is sent to God’s Promise, a religious school that will “cure” her homosexuality. I am enjoying this book.
Sahmaya is 10 years of age and is a joy to her mother, Edna. Edna began to foster Sahmaya when she was a few weeks old and later adopted. Sahmaya has a dx of CP, ID, legally blind and has a feeding tube. She needs total assistance from Edna. Sahmaya recently started attending Colonial Trail Elementary School.
When Chiara realized that she was not going to get better, she started to plan for her funeral with her mother. She chose the music, songs, flowers, and the readings for Mass. She wanted to be buried in her "wedding dress" a white dress with a pink waist, because her death would allow her to become the bride of Christ. During her final hours, Chiara made her final confession and received the Eucharist. Two thousand people attended her funeral; the mayor of Sassello shut down the town so people would be able to attend.
John Carroll helped spread Catholicism all throughout the United States. One person in particular that helped teach was Elizabeth Seton. In 1812, she was giving approval to create the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph (Boylan). This would lead to her founding many other Catholic women’s schools that would become a foundation from schools across the United States for even non Catholics (Boylan). Most importantly though, after her death in 1821 of tuberculosis Pope Paul VI declared her a saint (Boylan).
What It Is And What It Was Settlement house founder and peace activists Jane Addams was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage. Instead of have a life with children and a husband she decided to devote her whole life was a commitment to helping the poor and social reform. She was inspired by english reformers who intentionally resided in lower-class slums. Jane addams and a college friend, Ellen Starr, took a tour to in London Paris. They then found a settlement house, Toynbee Hull, she fell in love with the idea.
The saint that I chose for my confirmation saint is Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. I chose her because of her story. The story of her conversion to Christianity and her extraordinary holiness was an inspiration to me when I was searching for saints. She was the first Native American Saint in the United States of America and Canada. When she was four, she contracted smallpox which left her face disfigured, impairing her eyesight, and depriving her of her parents.
A magnificent family raised Clara Barton. When she was fifteen years old she curiously over heard her mother speaking with a close friend about Clara overcoming her shyness by becoming a teacher. Clara was very tiny for her age while the other girls look like giants compared to her. As her mother and sister searched for beautiful clothes and do her hair, she was thinking what she’d teach. Gracefully, she arrived at the school.
I feel that Saint Clare was the best Saint for me. Saint Clare was born on July 16, 1194 in Assisi. She was born into a wealthy family but she did not live that way for long. When she was eighteen years old she heard Saint Francis speak and asked him to help her live according to the gospel. She left home and went to the chapel of Porziuncula where Francis cut off her hair and gave her a robe to wear.
Background Information St Clare of Assisi was born in 1193 to a very wealthy family in Assisi, Italy . Due to Clare’s father Favorino Scifi was the representative of ancient roman family . At an early age she became devoted to her church and after years discouraged her family to follow her dream of a long life of devotion to her church . Of fear of her father looking for her he spent years changing her accommodation between convents . With help of St Francis she established a religious order called “the Poor Ladies of San Damiano" they were nuns that took long vows of silence and lived in poverty .
On the feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 1256, in Eisleben, Thuringia (located in Holy Roman Empire), Gertrude was born. At the young age of four  Gertrude joined monastery school at the monastery school of St. Mary at Helfta, under the direction of abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. Gertrude may have been offered as a child oblate to the Church by devout parent, but there is also a strong possibility that the joined the monastery school as an orphan. St. Mechtilde, younger sister of the Abbess Gertrude, took care of Gertrude who later joined the monastic community in 1266. She was thoroughly familiar with scripture and her writing illustrates how well-versed she was in rhetoric.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton better known as Clara Barton. Clara was a shy little girl growing up she was born on December 25,1821 in oxford, Massachusetts. As she grew older she spent much of her life in service of others and created an organization that still helps people today, The Red Cross. She was an educator,nurse and then founded Red Cross. She was an educator and opened a free public school in New Jersey.