The Nun of Kenmare

In Dublin, Ireland, on a cold December night in 1881, Sister M. Francis Clare (Margaret Anna) Cusack, stepped off the train from Tuam and wearily made her way to the Poor Clare convent at Harold’s Cross. She rang the bell, and as soon as…

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day: October 16 Despite being faced with scorn and hostility from her fellow nuns and superiors, Margaret Mary refused to remain silent about the remarkable visions she was receiving. She lived with…

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day: October 15 Despite her father being wealthy and respected in Spain, he was excluded from many state offices and religious orders on account of his own father having been a Jewish convert to…

St. Francis Borgia

St. Francis Borgia Feast Day: October 10 On his deathbed, the final two lines written in Francis’ diary were, “I desire to shed my blood for the love of Jesus, whenever it may be in his service.” With this enduring…