Declared Venerable by His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II on December 20, 1999, Concepcion Cabrera de Armida (Conchita) (1862-1937), born in Mexico, into a pious Catholic family, was a married woman, mother of nine children, foundress of the five Works of the Cross and a great mystic of the Mexican Church.
Pope Francis has announced the advancement of the sainthood causes of 17 women, including that of Blessed Marguerite Bays, a humble laywoman who devoted her life to serving peasant farmers in spite of great physical suffering.
As we approach October, the Month dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, the Church is engaged in one of the most urgent crises in its history, but the Word of God reassures us that “where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.”
On Sunday, October 7, hundreds of thousands of Americans will gather around the country to pray through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary to heal our country and return it to holiness.
Women of Grace® is inviting you to participate in a very special event that will be taking place this Sunday, May 6, in the home diocese of our apostolate – the Diocese of St. Petersburg – when Bishop Gregory Parkes will consecrate the diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A 37 year-old Michigan woman has died after forfeiting the chance to undergo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer after discovering that she was pregnant.
Last fall I picked up a book in our parish bookstore – and couldn’t put it down. Alice von Hildebrand’s Memoirs of a Happy Failure captured me with it’s title. You see, it promised a glimpse into the life of a woman I had admired since encountering her work as a theology undergrad writing a thesis on spiritual maternity. Read the rest…