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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Catalina Takes a Guilt Trip

.- The theological commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved last week a miracle attributed to the intercession of Mother Catalina de María Rodríguez, foundress of the Slaves of the Heart of Jesus.
Following the Jan. 19 approval, the next step for her beatification is approval of the miracle by a commission of cardinals in the congregation.

Her name was Satna Rodriguez de Zavalia, and took the name Catalina de Maria in religious life.
This is why I am nominating her for Patron Saint of Guilt Tripper:
She dedicated herself to promoting the spiritual exercises and in 1852 she married Manuel Antonio de Zavalía, a widower with two children. She was strongly encouraged to do so by a secular priest, Fr. Tiburcio López, whom she had taken as her spiritual director when the Jesuits were expelled from Cordoba.
Zavalia had threatened suicide if Saturnina refused him, and Fr. López declared her responsible for the salvation of his soul, and she took the marriage to be God's will.