Many years ago, I remember reading a blog post in which the author made the point that God must really love people because He keeps on creating them. Of course, on an intellectual level we believe that God loves us with an infinite love. He created us, and He created everything in creation for us. Then after we rejected Him, He came to live with us, suffer, die, and rise again for us in order that we might be with Him forever.
Rejected at Birth
Bl. Margaret was born in the year 1287 to Parisio and Emilia della Metola in their family castle near Mercatello sul Metauro in the modern day country of Italy. Her parents had been childless for many years and therefore were excited and anxious about the birth of their first child. The father was clear that he wanted a boy in order to have an heir. The mother wanted a healthy child. Bl. Margaret was neither.
Placed in a Cell
Looking for a Miracle
In and Out of a Convent
Receiving a Habit
Image: Statue of Bl. Margaret of Costello from St. Patrick's in Columbus, Ohio
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