St Hyacintha of Mariscotti; St Bathildis; St Mutien Marie Wiaux F.S.C.
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Hyacintha of Mariscotti
accepted God's standards somewhat late in life. Born of a noble family near Viterbo, she entered a
local convent of sisters who followed the Third Order Rule. However, she supplied herself with
enough food, clothing and other goods to live a very comfortable life amid these sisters pledged to
A serious illness required that Hyacintha's confessor bring Holy Communion to
her room. Scandalized on seeing how soft a life she had provided for herself, the confessor advised
her to live more humbly. Hyacintha disposed of her fine clothes and special foods. She eventually
became very penitential in food and clothing; she was ready to do the most humble work in the
convent. She developed a special devotion to the sufferings of Christ and by her penances became an
inspiration to the sisters in her convent. She was canonized in 1807.
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