As a young man, Cybi, a native of Cornwall, England, journeyed to Jerusalem to venerate the tomb of Christ. Subsequently he founded and became abbot of a monastery known as Holyhead on a small island adjoining the larger Welsh island of Anglesey. In addition to serving his own religious community, Cybi evangelized the surrounding area. To Cybi is attributed the proverb, "There is no misfortune like wickedness."
Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians. Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Fina or Seraphina, Virgin A.D. 1253 The old town of San Geminiano in Tuscany treasures with special veneration the memory of Santa Fina, a young girl whose claim to be recognized as a saint lay ... continue reading
By Jennifer Hartline