Jul 18 – S. of God Cecilia Joanelli-Castelli – Franciscan Saint of the Day
The Life of S. of God Cecilia Joanelli-Castelli, Housewife, Third Order (d. 1641) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jul 18. S. of God Cecilia Joanelli-Castelli was born in Italy and grew in piety from her good family and married and then entered the third order, taking care of the poor and elderly and loving her husband, children, and extended family.
Reflection is on the Christian housewives, the importance of this role setting for her children, with the practice of the virtues from which a peaceful home emerges and so is a blessing to her family and all those she meets.
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Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's 'The Franciscan Book of Saints' Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516
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