09 Jun 2012

Today’s Saint: Blessed Anna Maria Taigi

My favorite saint’s feast day is today: Blessed Anna Maria Tagi.

Blessed Anna Maria Taigi was born in Siena on May 29, 1769 and baptized the following day. Because of financial difficulties, her parents, Louis Giannetti and Mary Masi, moved to Rome when Anna Maria was six years old.
In the Eternal City, Anna Maria attended the school conducted by the Flippini Sisters for two years. Following her schooling, she worked at various occupations–even that of a maid–to bring financial assistance to her parents.
When still a young girl, she married Dominic Taigi, a pious young man but of

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Planks in our Eyes
28 Jun 2011

Planks in our Eyes

“Blessed the one who, like one unwise, does not judge his neighbor, but as understanding and spiritual has struggled to throw the plank out of his own eye.” – St. Ephrem of Syria more
23 Nov 2010

St. Andrew’s Chaplet

The 15 beads are 8mm faceted Amethyst gemstones and the St. Andrew medal is oxidized metal. Strung on stainless steel flexible wire with stainless steel crimps. I will also include a beautiful purple pouch. St. Andrew is one of the patron saints of want-to-be mothers ;-) Only 3 available. more
10 Nov 2010

Pope St. Leo the Great

Pope Leo the Great defended the teachings of the Council of Chalcedon, and defended the city of Rome from Attila the Hun.… Read the rest more
Mary's Birth is a "Double Grace" (St Andrew of Crete)
08 Sep 2010

Mary’s Birth is a “Double Grace” (St Andrew of Crete)

Today is the celebration of the Birth of our Immaculate Mother. Saint Andrew of Crete explains why it signifies a “double grace” for us. more