I’ve seen several stories recently highlighting that two Palestinian Nuns were going to be canonized on Sunday, May 17th. A French nun is also be canonized on the same day.
Blessed Mary Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified Baouardy and Blessed Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve will be canonized saints.
Here is a short summary regarding the three of them.
The story of Blessed Mariam Baouardy, a Melkite/Greek Catholic Palestinian is expecially interesting. A Carmelite and mystic who founded a convent, received the stigmata, and also levitated.
All of this is facinating, but one details seems to have escaped the media, including Catholic media. I was rather surprised to see this this headline from the always knowledeable Maureen at “Aliens in This World” Survivor of Jihadist Attack to Be Canonized This Sunday.
The short story is that Blessed Mariam Baouardy had her throat cut with a sword by a Muslim angry that she would not convert to Islam. She was left for dead and moved and dumped into an alley.
That is the short story and there is much, much more including how she was healed. Just read the whole thing because it is great reading.
“Muslim, no, never! I am a daughter of the Catholic Church, and I hope by the grace of God to persevere until death in my religion, which is the only true one.
St. Marie of Jesus Crucified, pray for us