The first fact about the celebration of a birthday is that it is a way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive. – GK Chesterton.

As we celebrate the birthday of our patroness (born June 3rd, 1863), please offer a prayer for those who are bringing the cause of her beatification before Rome, and also for women who are struggling now, as she did, to find their vocation in life. Servant of God Lenie Martin, pray for us!