February 22, 23, 26 – Saint Isabella of France: Patron Saint of Those Who are Sick

Saint Isabella of France, Patron Saint of Those Who are Sick (Feast Date: February 22, 23, 26)

Extract from February 26: Saint Isabelle of France: “Remembered for extreme devotion to the Lord, even as a child, Saint Isabelle requested spiritual direction and permanent confessors from Pope Innocent IV, who allowed her to retain some local Franciscans for that post. As she matured, she became even more devoted to the Lord, through the direction of the Franciscans, eventually breaking off several engagements (arranged for political reasons by her brother who had assumed the throne), and refusing to marry so as to remain virginal for the Lord. Isabelle resided in the royal castle for much of young adult life, but lived a cloistered life, similar to that of a religious. She refused the lavish appointments and meals offered to her, instead subsisting on meager rations, and donating what she saved to the poor. Her days were spent in service to those in need, specifically the sick and the destitute.” See PICTURE of Saint Isabel of France.  See also:  Isabella of France (Multilingual), “Neither Married nor Cloistered”: Blessed Isabelle in Catholid Reformation…, 22 de febrero, día de Santa Isabel de Francia (SP), Beata Isabella di Francia Principessa (IT), Bienheureuse Isabelle de France (FR), Św. Izabela Francuska (PO).

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Isabella of France on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Leptospirosis following  Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in the Philippines (January, 2012) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 30 – February 12, 2012.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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