Thursday, April 15, 2010

Leave a little ray of light

"In all the works I'm doing I try to put the seal of our Christian spirit, because I want everything to be saturated with Christ, and, wherever is possible, to leave a little ray of light."

-- From the writings of the Servant of God María Felicia of Jesus-Sacrament,ocd
translated by ocdsister

** María Felicia, affectionately known as Chiquitunga, was a young woman from Paraguay. Very active in Catholic Action, she had a boyfriend but she realized that her call to give herself to Christ was much greater than her love for her friend. She entered Carmel and, after a debilitating illness, she died at the age of 34 in 1959. A potential miracle is currently being studied by the Holy See that may lead to her beatification. Her life story is fascinating, especially for youth nowadays. I'll see about providing a longer biographical sketch of her in the near future.

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