Monday, January 23, 2017

23rd January - Venerable 
Dubbed 'The English Ladies', Mary Ward and her sisters founded communities and schools across Europe
Mary Ward - Independent Catholic News

23rd January - Venerable 

Mary Ward - Independent Catholic News: Today marks the anniversary of the birth of of Mary Ward, whose cause for Beatification is underway at the Vatican. She was born in 1585, into a family of Yorkshire recusants, outlaw Catholics refusing to conform to the state religion. Condemned to death in London for her work among underground Catholics, she fled to the continent with a group of companions in 1609, believing herself called to start a religious order for women

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