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~ Peter, Ministry & Blog Administrator
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Happening now - the annual St. Lorenzo Ruiz Novena at my home parish of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Kailua...
The novena's schedule of events is, as follows:
+ Dates: 9/19 (Thursday) to 9/27 (Friday)
FEAST DAY POTLUCK CELEBRATION
+ Date: 9/28 (Saturday)
+ Place: St. Anthony of Padua Parish Hall
+ Time: 6:00 PM (after the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
"We were talking and sharing about your
presentation long after it was over! Both of our
candidates were inspired and excited by what
they had learned. Our younger candidate is
only 18 years old, and he was so moved by your
testimony that he couldn't wait to go home and
share what he had learned with his parents."
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Based on data I pieced together from various online sources, Anna's family was from Rome, Italy, where they were distinguished and affluent. Similar to other mystic souls, Anna was inspired to spirituality from her earliest years and, in particular, was conscientious in observing chastity and purity.
At age 13, Anna boarded in the Franciscan Monastery of St. Francis in Todi, where she was taken to be tutored by the Poor Clares. The stay with the nuns turned out to be permanent, since it resulted in a religious vocation for the young student. Anna entered the novitiate at 15 and was professed the following year - July 1713 - under the name Sr. Chiara Isabella.
The painting became a channel of grace and copies were distributed throughout Italy. A copy now hanging in the Lateran Basilica, Rome, is particularly venerated for its reported miraculous properties, further spreading devotion to Our Lady of Confidence around the world.
Lord, through the intercession of Sr. Chiara
Isabella Fornari, your Spouse of Sorrow, grant me
help to bring about her canonization. Amen.
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