Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes
Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes was a Secular Franciscan who lived a life of quiet prayer and penance. She established a clinic where she helped to nurse plague patients, but seems to have succumbed to the disease herself.
Time to Reboot
Lent is a time to reboot our spiritual life. Jesus offers us a trinity of ancient practices—prayer, fasting, almsgiving—that not only do that but also strengthen the three important relationships in our lives.
Lent with Padre Pio: First Sunday
Throughout his life, Padre Pio dealt with various obstacles ranging from his health to people doubting his faith journey.