"The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates,
the great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Saint Joaquina

She was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1773. His father, Don Lorenzo de Vedruna, was rich and high official of government. Her family was very Catholic.
At the age of sixteen, she got married with Don Teodoro de Mas in 1799, she had nine children and she was widowed in 1816.
She was very devoted to the Blessed. Trinidad, the Virgin Mary and gave the dissemination of her work and the care of the sick, prayer and mortification. He died a saintly in Barcelona 1854.

She was beatified on 12/04/1959 and canonized on 19/05/1940.

Her message

* That in our own condition of life we can and must sanctify ourselves.
* That we are always attentive to the Gentleman “that calls ".
* That the life of sacrifice is a brief way for the sky.
* That the prayer and the humility are necessary for to be saved.

Her prayer

Lord, you who have given rise in the Church Santa Joaquina Vedruna for Christian education of youth and the relief of the sick, let us know imitate his example and devote our lives to serve our brothers with love. Amen.

Alan Maldonado, Gonzalo Méndez, Luis Quiroz.

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