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"Sweet Saints" Discussion with Melanie Rigney

Thank you for joining us for the wonderful discussion of Melanie Rigney's new book, RADICAL SAINTS: 21 WOMEN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Below is info regarding the saints profiled during the discussion as well as links to resources (plus Meg's wine and chocolate pairings!).

Links to view and comment live on July 16th on Facebook or YouTube.

María Natividad Venegas de la Torre

View a video on the saint’s life, including photos, created by Azteca América, a Spanish-language network that covers the United States and northern Mexico.

Read the reminisces of one of the saint’s great-nephews in an article in the Knights of Columbus’s Columbia publication.

Visit the website for her community, Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to learn about the good work they do today.

Meg’s Pairings: Kingsbury Cinnamon Almond Milk Chocolate with Lafage Bastide Miraflors VV Syrah Grenache blend

Katharine Drexel

A Philadelphia TV station’s video focuses on the saint’s early years.

Visit the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament site to learn more about Katharine and the good work the sisters do today.

Take a virtual visit to the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine at the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia.

Meg’s Pairings: Kingsbury Pretzel milk chocolate with Gruet Sauvage sparkling

Marianne Cope

The St. Marianne Cope Museum in Syracuse, New York, includes audio-visual exhibits, images, and artifacts of the saint.

Check out the video that the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities put together when Marianne’s canonization was announced.

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, where the saint’s remains now reside, features biographies and photos of her and St. Damien of Molokai.

Meg’s Pairings: Kingsbury German Chocolate Cake with Côté Est Catalan (Grenache, Chardonnay, Roussanne blend)

Josephine Bakhita

View Sister Miriam James Heidland’s video about the saint.

Visit the site for Josephine’s community, the Canossian Institute of Schio, to learn more about the sisters’ works and about how Josephine continues to touch lives today.

Read Benedict XVI’s 2007 encyclical letter Spe Salvi (Saved in Hope), which includes references to Josephine’s story.

      Meg’s Pairings: Kingsbury Fleur de Sel or Asher chocolate covered mini grahams with a Sicilian red (Planeta Frappato Siciliana Vittoria DOC)

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Friday, July 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616366179
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Franciscan Media - July 11th, 2013