Friday, July 6, 2012

Chiara Petrillo, Ora Pro Nobis

Pictured above, the "28-year-old Italian mother who apparently refused life-saving cancer treatment that would have damaged or destroyed her baby" — One day this woman will be a saint.

Writes Paul Williams, Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy at the University of Bristol and lay member of the Dominican Order, "At a time when the Church is constantly under scrutiny and attack by its enemies and all too often by its friends as well, urging that the Church’s very survival depends on following some latest fad or fashion, Chiara Petrillo shows too that (in Tertullian’s famous saying) the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Christians."

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