Friday, April 25, 2008

Maria Maddalena to be Beatified!

Wonderful news out of Rome. There will be three beatification ceremonies next week:

Candelaria de San Jose (born Susana Paz Castillo Ramirez), a Venezuelan Carmelite, will be beatified on Sunday, April 27.

Maria Rosa Flesch (born Margherita), the German founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Mary of the Angels, will be beatified on Sunday, May 4.

Maria Maddalena of the Incarnation (born Caterina Sordini), the Italian founder of the Sisters of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, will be beatified on Saturday, May 3.

This is all great news but what especially caught my eye was the beatification of Maria Maddalena, foundress of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

That's because they make the hosts we use here at Saints Peter and Paul Church and whenever I have a chance to speak with them on the telephone, I come away a happy man! And no wonder:

"The one and only purpose of life for the Sister is to honor and glorify Jesus in the Eucharist."

Sometimes I hear people wondering why God hasn't decided to just close San Francisco up. Well, one reason is probably the Sisters in their little house over in the Haight. To learn more about them, go here.

Posted by Gibbons

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