A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, May 25, 2007

They sent her to a convent

But her parents did not want Catherine to become a nun.

In fact, when she expressed interest in a religious vocation, they pulled her out of the convent.

In the end, her parents relented and she became a Carmelite at the age of 16, taking the name of Sister Mary Magdalen.

She would lead a very quiet life of prayer, away from the eyes of the world, but was an instrument of great grace for the entire Church.

Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi died 400 years ago today and would be canonized by the end of the century.