Bernardo Maria Silvestrelli studied ain Rome. After the death of his parents he entered the Passionist novitiate but was interrupted because of poor health, and in 1856 he was ordained a priest. He helped the sick during the cholera epidemic. In 1856, he was taken back to the novitiate. He was superior of the house at the Scala Santa in Rome, he was elected Provincial of the Italian provinces in 1878 the Superior General Assembly.
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
Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). He joined the Mercedarians under St. ... continue reading
By Deacon F.K. Bartels