Vincentian Family Blesseds

May 30: Blessed Marta Wiecka, D.C. (Video from Daughters of Charity International)

See a video called “Given to God,” about Sister Marta Wiecka who was born on 12 January 1874 in Nowy Wiec, Poland.

February 27: Feast Day of Blessed Francinaina Cirer i Carbonell

Feb. 27 is the feast day of Blessed Francinaina Cirer i Carbonell, a native of Sencelles in Mallorca (Spain).

February 3: Blessed Giuseppina Nicoli, D.C.

Blessed Giuseppina Nicoli, an Italian Daughter of Charity, is known for her work with poor children; through her trust and friendship, “she guided them to find the Lord … with the gentleness of a loving mother”.

The Story of the Daughters of Charity, Martyrs of Angers (Feast Day: February 1)

The story of Bl. Marie-Anne Vaillot and Bl. Odile Baumgarten, Daughters of Charity martyred during the French Revolution on February 1, 1794.

Why children need heroes

Why children need heroes

Caroline Myss writes on Why Children Need Heroes How about celebrating our heroes in faith and life... Children need heroes in their lives almost as much as they need their parents. I said "almost" but it's a close second. I realize that this may strike many people as...

Ozanam on being truly Catholic

Ozanam on being truly Catholic

In 1850 speaking to a Conference in Florence, Blessed Frederic Ozanam recalled the beginnings of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul: "Those reproaches were justified and we certainly deserved them. We therefore said to ourselves: Well then, let us set to work ! Let our...

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