New website devoted to the lesser known Mystics of the Church -By Glenn Dallaire (webmaster)
Although I was raised a Catholic, by age 16 I stopped going to Mass, and I had no interest in God or my Catholic faith. This religious indifference continued throughout my teenage years and into my early twenties. Then, thanks be to God for His mercy and kindness, I met my wife-to-be, who through her holy and faithful example, awakened in me a desire to know God. I began reading the life of a certain mystic (I will not mention her name, because she is still living) and I was immediately enraptured by her extraordinary faith, and the remarkable graces that God gave to her. Through the reading of the life of this mystic, faith in God was awakened in me; I had a deep longing for God for the first time in my life.
Inspired and edified by her exceptional love for God, I continued reading the lives of other Mystics of the Church, including the life of St Gemma, the subject of this website (who by the way is, and has always been my favorite Saint!) For me, it was without a doubt the heroic example of the mystics that led me to God and the practice of the Catholic faith. And so, I am deeply indebted to the Mystics of the Church for their loving witness and their heroic lives of sacrifice and virtue that penetrated into my little world of self-centeredness and religious indifference.
And so, it is in a spirit of deep gratitude and thanksgiving that I am creating a website in honor of the extraordinary Mystics of the Church, especially the lesser known mystics that inspired me the most.
For those interested, the Mystics of the Church website is located here: http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com
"Jesus I love thee! Open Your heart to me; I open mine to You. By why do You act towards me with so much love, while I offend You with countless ingratitudes? This thought alone, if I could but comprehend it, should be enough to turn me into a furnace of love." -St Gemma Galgani