Saint of the Day for January 30

Felician Sisters CSSF

taken from Franciscan Media

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska

Saint of the Day for January 30

(May 16, 1825 – October 10, 1899)

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODJan30.mp3

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Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska’s Story

Today we honor a woman who submitted to God’s will throughout her life—a life filled with pain and suffering.

Born in 1825 in central Poland and baptized Sophia, she contracted tuberculosis as a young girl. The forced period of convalescence gave her ample time for reflection. Sophia felt called to serve God by working with the poor, including street children and the elderly homeless in Warsaw’s slums. In time, her cousin joined her in the work.

In 1855, the two women made private vows and consecrated themselves to the Blessed Mother. New followers joined them. Within two years, they formed a new congregation, which came to be known as the Felician Sisters. As their numbers grew, so did their work, and so…

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