Vatican News – Pope Francis names Franciscan sister to second position in Vatican City State

Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Franciscan Sister Raffaella Petrini to the second-ranking position in the government of the Vatican City State. Petrini is the first woman and non-clergy member to be secretary general of the Vatican’s governorate. The appointment makes her one of the highest-ranking women at the Vatican, alongside Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, “ad interim”Continue reading “Vatican News – Pope Francis names Franciscan sister to second position in Vatican City State”

Saint of the Day – Nov 6, 2021

Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions Nicholas and his three companions are among the 158 Franciscans who have been martyred in the Holy Land since the friars became custodians of the shrines in 1335. Nicholas was born in 1340 to a wealthy and noble family in Croatia. He joined the Franciscans, and was sent with DeodatContinue reading “Saint of the Day – Nov 6, 2021”