St. Agnes Parish, N. Huntingdon, PA

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A saint of almost-unnoticed holiness …

Have you checked out the link to Fr. Robert Barron’s daily Word of Fire blog (located in the column to the right)?  Below is an excerpt of today’s blog on St. Josephine Bakhita.  Her path to sainthood was accomplished by joyfully carrying out her daily tasks with her love of Christ.  Can’t we all related to that in our daily lives?  By attending Discovering Christ, joining a Lenten study, reading books on saints, checking out blogs like Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire and myriads of other Catholic publications available to us, we can each find something that will help us grow in our journey to know Christ more intimately.  How will you choose to expand your faith this coming Lenten season?

“No literary works are attributed to Josephine Bakhita, few quips of theological genius carry her citation, no major religious orders or movements memorialize her earthly existence. In the same vein as the beloved St. Therese of Lisieux, Josephine was a saint of the “little way,” even littler still. She is a saint of almost-unnoticed holiness. Almost. Cooking, sewing, embroidering, and attending the door, she carried out joyfully the call of Christ in the small tasks of a menial, yet eternally important life: every child who entered in through that door to be educated by the Canossian Sisters received the warm welcome of St. Josephine, a hearty hug and a kiss on the top of the head, her love overflowing and her spirit carrying Christ to all who crossed that threshold.”