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...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A teenager who hung out in coffee shops

“Chiara loved to hang out in coffee shops. She was great at tennis, swimming and mountain climbing.”

This is from a recent article in the Denver Catholic Register about an Italian teenager who died in 1990 of bone cancer at the age of 18: Chiara Luce Badano.

A normal teenager living in the last quarter of the 20th Century, she lived a holy life and died the same way.

Today, the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints declared authentic a miracle attributed to her intercession.

Expect an announcement of her beatification shortly.