Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."
Mary Magdalen de Pazzi, Virgin
From an early age Caterina loved prayer and practiced penance. She also performed works of charity for the poor. She developed a love for the Blessed Sacrament. She received her First Communion at the age of ten and was sent to a convent at the age of fourteen and entered the Carmelite convent of Santa Maria deali Angeli in 1582. She took the name Maria Maddalena (Mary Magdalen). She became quite ill, took final vows, experienced forty consecutive days of ecstasies, then a miraculous cure. She carried on with her duties, but suffered from terrible depression. She proposed a renovation of the Church by way of letters to the pope, cardinals, and bishops. She died of consumption after suffering physical and spiritual pain.