Our Patroness

Maria Maddalena de Pazzi (baptized Caterina) is a sixteenth century (Born 2 April, 1566; died 25 May, 1607) Italian virgin Carmelite mystic (Mysticism, which comes from the Greek root Mystikos, “connected with the mysteries,” is a desire or tendency of the soul toward intimate connection with God. The ultimate aim of a mystic is to become completely united with Divinity) and saint, who led a life of intense prayer and self-denial, praying ardently for the renewal of the Church and encouraging her sisters in holiness. Her life, devoted in a deep and personal way to Christ in the Eucharist, was marked by many extraordinary graces.

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