Saturday, February 04, 2006

St. Claudine Thevenet of Lyon (1774-1837)

Yesterday (February 3rd) was the feast of St. Claudine, a saint beatified and canonized by John Paul II. This woman, who saw two of her brothers cruelly executed during the Reign of Terror in France, started a covent, The Congregation of Jesus and Mary and was it's first Mother Superior. Recognizing the need for wholesome literature, she also founded a residence for Catholic women authors. You can read more about this remarkable woman from St. Joseph's Abbey.

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