1/20 St Eustochia Calafato, Virgin and Religious of the Order of St Francis (The Poor Clares) (entered heaven on January 29th, 1491)

1/20 St Eustochia Calafato, Virgin and Religious of the Order of St Francis (The Poor Clares) (entered heaven on January 29th, 1491):

uncleeddy:

Dear Esmeralda,

Perhaps your mother never told you, but today is the feast of your patron saint. I know, ‘Eustochia’ is a far cry from Esmeralda, but it was (and still is) a common practice to change one’s name upon entering the convent, and that’s exactly what today’s saint did when she became a…

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