Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 22, 2024


The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.

Saint of the Week

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Blessed Elisha of St. Clement, Religious

The night before Theodora Fracasso’s First Communion, she had a vision of Saint Teresa of Jesus (Saint Teresa of Ávila) who told her that she would become a nun just as Teresa had. She was accepted as a novice at age 13 and worked as a catechist. Theodora joined the Carmel of Saint Joseph and took the name Elisha of Saint Clement. She taught embroidery at a boarding school for girls, but was transferred back to the convent because she was considered too lenient with the girls. She continued her prayerful and loving life until she suffered a long bout of influenza and other fevers and illnesses until she died.