I REFER to the article in CL 7/11/04, “Little Aussie battler worthy of elevation to sainthood”.
Fair enough, but why should the elevation of sainthood be bestowed only on those women who have founded religious or other orders?
What about those who never practised birth control, in accordance with Catholic law, and have borne and raised possibly 10 or more children, living in poverty and endless toil to raise them decently and religiously, feed and clothe them (to their own detriment) and finally die unhonoured and unsung?
Such a woman was my own great-grandmother who died at 70 and whose 12 children all grew to be decent and religious people.
There are still, unbelievably, such women today. A friend of mine, now in her 80s, is such a woman.
Have such women been canonised? They did not found religious orders. They did something to my mind, far more worthy.
There would be a lot of sainthood here, even if they were sometimes grouchy and tired.
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