St Hyacintha of Mariscotti; St Bathildis; St Mutien Marie Wiaux F.S.C.

January 30
by americancatholic.org | Source: americancatholic.org
20140129_StHyacintha_of_Marriscotti_DS.jpgSt Hyacintha of Mariscotti
Hyacintha accepted Gods 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 mortification.

A serious illness required that Hyacinthas 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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