Today is not only a personal anniversary for me, but it’s also the memorial of two of my favorite Saints:  St. Louis-Marie de Montfort and St. Gianna Beretta Molla!

I feel a very close kinship to both of these Saints.  St. Louis-Marie is a third order Dominican, though a priest, not a layman.  St. Gianna is just an outstanding example of a modern Catholic lady, a wife, a mother, and a professional, not to mention a powerful pro-life advocate.

It’s been truly a great blessing to have such wonderful Saints with whom to share this day which, especially in previous years, has been quite difficult and painful.

Today actually begins a whole little chain of Dominican Saints’ days–tomorrow is St. Catherine of Siena’s day, and Thursday is Pope St. Pius V’s day!