Blessings of Death – The Chiara Pretrillo Saga

Written by on 10/23/2018

Mandeville, LA

Doctors told her to abort her sick baby. She refused. She now may become a saint


Thinking on this Chesterton quotation, it came as no surprise to learn that Chiara Corbella Petrillo is being considered for canonisation. To be more exact that her cause could be opened a mere six years after her untimely death on 13 June 2012.

Pause for a moment. Go check your email history for 13 June 2012. I did. There was little of note, a lot that was mundane – everyday communication dealing with the petty and the ordinary. And yet, on that day, a Christian witness of epic proportions had just ended.

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