May 17: Blessed Giulia Salzano

May 17, 2010

Blessed Giulia Salzano, 1846 – 1929 Read the rest of this entry »

March 24: Blessed Maria Karlowska, Foundress – Good Shepherd Sisters

March 24, 2010


Blessed Maria Karlowska
1865 – 1935 Read the rest of this entry »

May 30: Blessed Marta Maria Wiecka

May 30, 2009

Blessed Marta Maria Wiecka, 1874 – 1904 Read the rest of this entry »

May 14: Saint Théodore Guérin

May 14, 2009

Saint Théodore Guérin, 1798 – 1856

March 26: Blessed Maddalena Caterina Morano

March 26, 2009

Blessed Maddalena Caterina Morano

March 24: Blessed Maria Karlowska, Foundress – Good Shepherd Sisters

March 24, 2009


Blessed Maria Karlowska, 1865-1935

Foundress of the Good Shepherd Sisters, she worked for the moral and social rehabilitation of prostitutes, and cared for those suffering from venereal diseases.

She is an intercessor for our times.


December 23, 2008


The Children of Mary is a semi-contemplative community of Sisters forming in the diocese of Columbus (Ohio) under the guidance of Bishop Frederick Campbell. The Sisters spend time each day in humble adoration of Our Eucharistic King. We chant the Liturgy of the Hours (in English) and attend daily Mass. We serve our neighbor by praying and sacrificing for all of our brothers and sisters throughout the world, begging God to give grace to all to come to love and adore Him in the Most Holy Eucharist. Living simply and prayerfully, we seek ever deeper union with God. Each Sister spends part of each day in community prayer, work, recreation, adoration, and solitude, alone with God, in order to make ourselves available to God for the gift of contemplation, which deepens our love and increases our virtue. After preparation, each Sister consecrates her life to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and makes an act of abandonment to God’s loving, divine Providence.

The Sisters study the Faith so as to grow in love and appreciation for the gift of Faith, and also in order to be able to share the Faith with those who come in search of truth. Gently, humbly, we wish to share with everyone the beauty of the Catholic Faith and the astounding reality that God is with us in the Holy Eucharist. We pray for a greater awareness and appreciation of God’s Presence with us in the Holy Eucharist so that the natural consequences of such understanding – reverence and adoration, will blossom throughout the world.


Children of Mary
8353 Pleasant Chapel Road
Newark, Ohio 43056 USA

Phone: 740-323-1977


December 13: Blessed Maria Maddalena della Passione

December 13, 2008

Blessed Maria Maddalena della Passione

Blessed Maria Maddalena della Passione, 1845-1921 Read the rest of this entry »

ZENIT: “As Christians of Her Country Face Persecution” Meet Saint Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception. 

October 12, 2008

ZENIT: India to Have 1st Female Saint, As Christians of Her Country Face Persecution

ROME, OCT. 10, 2008 ( As Christians in India continue to face persecution for their faith, they will have a new advocate in the figure of soon-to-be St. Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception. Blessed Alfonsa (born Anna Muttathupadathu) is one of four people to be canonized by Benedict XVI this Sunday. The other Read the rest of this entry »

Which One Is Which?

October 6, 2008

The always refreshing blog Roman Catholic Vocations has the following photo in a more recent post about three sisters who all became Carmelites:

It is noted in the text of the story: “Sr. Anne resides at the Carmelite monastery on Carmel Drive, Sister Miriam at the monastery in Covington and Sister Vilma, in Rhode Island.”

I wonder which two live in monasteries and which one lives “in Rhode Island”?

Any guesses? Read the rest of this entry »

“The Fathers & Sisters Hinnebusch, O.P.” or “A Dominican Vocational Success Story”

September 10, 2008

…Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch was the youngest in a family of ten children from Pittsburgh, seven of whom became Dominicans. Fr. Paul Hinnebusch was a preacher, biblicist, and spiritual writer and Fr. William Hinnebusch was a Dominican historian. A third brother, Fr. Albert Louis Hinnebusch, also a Dominican, was very active in the Holy Name Society in the South. The three Dominican sisters, Sr. Claire, Sr. Regina Ann, and Sr. Dorothy, were members of the St. Mary of the Springs congregation.

The seven Hinnebusch Dominicans at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., in 1947. Standing from left to right: Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, Fr. William Hinnebusch, Fr. Paul Hinnebusch, Fr. Albert Hinnebusch. Seated from left to right: Sister Regina Ann Hinnebusch, Sister Claire Hinnebusch, Sister Dorothy Hinnebusch.


5 bob to Sister Mary Catherine, O.P. who writes:

Fr. Fred is very old now but we are blessed to have his course on Dominican history which the friars are now posting online Read the rest of this entry »

August 17: Saint Beatrice de Silva Meneses

August 17, 2008

1424 –  1491

May 21: Saint Rita of Cascia

May 21, 2008

Saint Rita of Cascia, 1386 – 1456 Read the rest of this entry »

May 18: Blessed Blandine Merten

May 18, 2008

Blessed Blandine Merten, 1883 – 1918

May 6: Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno

May 6, 2008

Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno, 1831 – 1900 Read the rest of this entry »