Penitent Samaritan martyr in the reign of Emperor Trajan. A native of Coele Syria, she repented her sinful life and lived in Heliopolis, a suburb of modem Cairo, Egypt, before being martyred by beheading.
When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was aware that Clement VII was offering her a great honor and a great opportunity to serve when he asked her to take charge of a religious order of nursing sisters. But Angela knew that nursing was not what God ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Joan de Lestonnac was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1556. She married at the age of seventeen. The happy marriage produced four children, but her husband died suddenly in 1597. After her children ... continue reading
By Alex Basile