Now Chiara's biography – just published by Sophia Institute Press – shares with you the sources of Chiara's strength, so that when life's troubles and sorrows threaten to overwhelm you, you will be able to stand firm like Chiara – and joyful – even in the face of death.
You see, like you, Chiara was not born a saint, nor was she particularly holy as a young adult. Her stormy engagement with Enrico was punctuated with frequent quarrels, breakups, and reconciliations.
She had to learn – and her example can teach you – many essential things about living a good life in our turbulent modern world, including:
How abandonment of self leads to recovery of the person you are actually called to be
How to defeat the anger and despair that suffering too often breeds, and use it as a means to bring you closer to those you love
How to treasure – even more than you do already – life in the womb as well as the gift of those persons God has chosen to bring into your life
Why you need never lose faith in God's goodness, even in the face of horrors as great as those faced by Enrico and Chiara How to be joyful – profoundly so – even when death approaches
Chiara Corbella Petrillo died in June 2012.
Our biography of Chiara, written by two friends who walked with her every step of her way of the Cross, even unto death, shows how we can transform our own crosses, no matter how painful they may be, into occasions of holiness and even joy.
That's a skill no Christian can afford to live – or die – without.
Learn it today from Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a saint for our times, a saint for you.