There is a place in Belgium called Geel, with a special community practice toward the mentally ill.
May 13th is the Feast Day of Julian of Norwich: 14th century mystic, theologian, anchoress, and author of the first English language book known to have been written by a woman.
The feast day of St. Catherine of Siena is April 29th. I consider her my Patron Saint, the woman who helped bring me to the Church.
This post is in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother, whose feast is observed both September 15th as well as the Friday before Good Friday.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Words from Pope Benedict:
“In other respects an exquisite youth, he attracted to himself a whole retinue of young people addicted to evil and accustomed to vice.”