Anti-Catholic sentiment remained quite virulent in America at the time; therefore Elizabeth knew the decision to become Catholic was sure to cause alienation from friends and family—a very serious consequence, since as a widow with children she was in dire need of financial support.
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina: The Humble Stigmatist
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was a humble stigmatist whose trust in God, despite much suffering and opposition, allowed him to follow his own advice: “Pray, hope and do not worry”.
Why Do Catholics Pray To The Dead?
One area of misunderstanding between Catholics and our Protestant brethren is the subject of praying to the saints. Catholics are occasionally charged with “praying to the dead,” which gives rise to dark images of seances and Ouija boards.
All Saints: Why are the saints important in our everyday lives?
The saints are models of human excellence, perfected by the life of Christ and the communication of his Spirit. They demonstrate by their lives how to really live and how to really die. They consistently point to the horizon of love which leads to the fulfillment of all human desire: eternal communion with the Holy Trinity.
St. Teresa of Jesus: Imaginary Dialogues in Avila and Seville
“Perhaps we do not know what love is: it would not surprise me a great deal to learn this, for love consists, not in the extent of happiness, but in the firmness of our determination to try to please God in everything”— St. Teresa of Avila