A saintly Irish woman, who deserves to be better known.
“Their declared object was to reduce the Catholics in Ireland to a miserable populace, without property, without estimation, without education.”
Edmund Burke on the Penal Laws
Vatican City, 31 October 2013 (VIS) – Today, during a private audience with Cardinal Angela Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorised the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees:
– Servant of God Honora “Nano” Nagle, (Joan of God), Irish foundress of the Union of the Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1718-1784)
This is great news. Nano Nagle has been declared Venerable. Honora Nagle devoted her life to helping the Irish poor, setting up an illegal school in Cork, leading to a network of schools for girls and boys, caring for the elderly and the sick and eventually…
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