222thanniversary of St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

July 31st2018

 

Growing in holiness, step by step

 

We are all called to holiness. Saints are people like us; they made mistakes and even sinned. 

 

Rose Virginie (baptismal name of Mary Euphrasia), was a lively, mischievous and enthusiastic girl who liked to play all sorts of pranks. One day, she steals her cousin’s wig, while he is sleeping in the woods, and hangs it on his door. After reflecting on her actions, she prays Lord, make me better. I promise I will ask him to forgive me.”*

 

Holiness grows with the ability to conversion, to repentance, to begin again and above all, the capacity of reconciliation and forgiveness. 

 

* Extract from the comic strip "St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, foundress of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.