Italian teenage girl to be beatified
September 24, 2010
Ven. Chiara Badano (1973-1991), an Italian teenager who died of bone cancer, will be beatified in Rome on September 25. Badano, who was involved in the Focolare movement, frequently refused morphine despite intense pain, saying, “I want to share as much as possible in His suffering on the Cross.”
The miraculous healing of a boy who was dying from meningitis helped pave the way for her beatification.
“She put Jesus in the first place,” said the vice postulator of her cause. “She called him ‘my Spouse.’”
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- Chiara Badano
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