In honor of the birthday of St. Catherine Labouré, which is this Monday, May 2, I encourage you to enjoy a place or space of silence.
April 28 is the feast day of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), a doctor, wife, and mother who chose to continue with her fourth pregnancy, despite knowing that having this child could result in her own death. She is part of the Vincentian Family because in her younger years she served among the elderly and needy as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
A lot was happening at this time in 1625. April 17 is the anniversary of the first establishment of the Congregation of the Mission, Bons Enfants, Paris. What can we learn here? This presentation tells the story.