Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy (Paperback)

Chiara Corbella Petrillo: A Witness to Joy By Simone Troisi, Charlotte J. Fasi (Translator) Cover Image
By Simone Troisi, Charlotte J. Fasi (Translator)
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Chiara Petrillo was seated in a wheel chair looking lovingly toward Jesus in the tabernacle. Her husband, Enrico, found the courage to ask her a question that he had been holding back. Thinking of Jesus's phrase, "my yoke is sweet and my burden is light," he asked: "Is this yoke, this cross, really sweet, as Jesus said?"

A smile came across Chiara's face. She turned to her husband and said in a weak voice: "Yes, Enrico, it is very sweet."

At 28 years old, Chiara passed away, her body ravaged by cancer. The emotional, physical, and spiritual trials of this young Italian mother are not uncommon. It was her joyful and loving response to each that led one cardinal to call her "a saint for our times."

Chiara entrusted her first baby to the blessed Virgin, but felt as though this child was not hers to keep. Soon, it was revealed her daughter had life-threatening abnormalities. Despite universal pressure to abort, Chiara gav

Product Details
ISBN: 9781622823055
ISBN-10: 1622823052
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: August 27th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English