Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blessed Chiara "Luce" Badano: Model of Holy Living and Dying

“I have nothing left, but I still have my heart, and with that I can always love.”

~ Blessed Chiara "Luce" Badano ~


Anne said...

This is a very moving life of a soul. Blessed Chiara Luce pray for us!

Next monday I am going to Rome on a Pilgrimage. I shall pray for you and the success of your Blogs at the tomb of St. Peter. Thank you for your labour of love. I shall also include your family. I don't know your name but the Good Lord does!

one grateful heart said...

Dearest Anne, thank you so very much for your kind words and your prayers! Every time I begin to seriously question whether God wants me to continue spending time doing these blogs, I get an encouraging comment from you!

What a blessing to be able to go on pilgrimage to Rome. If I had a chance to go to Rome again, I would visit the shrine of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. Do you know about her? Her mortal remains lie in the Chapel of the Madonna in the Basilica of San Crisogono in Rome, Italy. The Trinitarians are actively promoting the cause of her canonization.

I am especially drawn to her because she was a holy wife and mother--an inspiration for other wives and mothers like myself. If you get the chance, try to visit her shrine and please say a prayer for me and my family there too. Here's a site for more information about Blessed Anna Maria:

You and your loved ones are in my prayers also. Thanks and God bless you and them!

Anne said...

I shall look out for this Church in Trastevere which is 10 minute brisk walk from where we are staying and pray for you and your family at the Shrine of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. Thank you for bringing her to my attention, I thought she was already canonised, I remember reading about her some time ago, and being moved by it, what a woman!

If you were to abandon the blog I would be bereft I read it avidly everyday. I have recommended it to individuals and plugged the cause, but I think people today are still frightened of the word Purgatgory. I personally am not and I continue to pray for those dear Souls awaiting their day of celebration to enter Heaven. Your Blog has been an inspiration to me, the prayers, the thoughts, the information, confraternities. May you be rewarded 100 fold in this life and the next. Ad multos Annos!

one grateful heart said...

Thanks again, Anne! I am happy and excited for you that you are able to go on pilgrimage. May it be a happy and grace-filled time for you!