7th February - Saint Colette; St Ronan - Independent Catholic News
7th February - Saint Colette; St Ronan - Independent Catholic News: Nun. Born in Corbie, France in 1381, Colette began to follow the Third Order Rule when she was 21. She became an anchoress, living in a small room whose only opening was a window into a church. After four years of prayer and penance she left her cell. With the approval and encouragement of the Pope, she joined the Poor Clares and reintroduced the primitive Rule of St Clare in the 17 monasteries she established.