I have always shown my devotion to Saint Gianna with her name in my CAF siggie. (I am also a member of the society. I wear her medal on my charm bracelet.) Last night, I felt a “push” to research other 20th century female saints. And that research led me to a wonderful discovery of Bl. Laura Vicuna, Bl. Pierina Morosini, Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity, and “reacquainting” myself with Saint Maria Goretti and Saint Edith Stein.
I encourage all people to ask Bl Laura for her intercession on family matters. She’s the patron of child abuse victims/survivors. She also asked Jesus for an illness so that she may suffer for her mother’s conversion. (And Laura was just 12 years old!!!) I believe Bl. Laura will intercess on behalf of those who ask for family and friends’ conversion to the Catholic church.
Bl. Pierina Morosini was a 26 year old victim of attempted rape. She fought off her attacker, but he struck her and left her for dead. Bl. Pierina is the patron of rape survivors. I believe she will also intercess for us in matters of chastity, conversion, and faith. She was a very devout Catholic. (I have been searching all over for her medals!!!)
Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity wrote so many amazing things about Jesus. I can’t wait to find her books.
Sts Maria Goretti and Edith Stein are more well known, IMHO. For me, a few years ago, I was inspired by Maria, who intercessed on behalf of her murderer and wanted him to join her in Heaven. Well, I asked GOD for such an intercession for someone who hurt me emotionally, that he and his wife would be converted and I would meet them in Heaven someday.
I want to learn more about Edith Stein. I am someone who was “poisoned” spiritually and emotionally by second and third wave feminism. It’s been said that Saint Edith Stein is a true feminist, not to mention devout Catholic.
Well, this has been my share. I’m interested in learning about new saints and blesseds that you all have discovered! GOD Bless!