Although I was born a Catholic, I was not very devout in practice of the Faith during my childhood and teen years. However, thanks to the grace of God and the example of my wife and others, I began a conversion in 1996 at age 28 which led to a deeper faith and commitment to God and to the Catholic church. From the beginning of my renewal of faith I was deeply inspired by the Saints and especially the Mystics of the Catholic church, and the spirituality of the Mystics had edified and influenced me greatly, and because of which I am always reading the life of one Saint or another.
Inspired by the heroic virtues and examples of the Saints and Mystics, I have created this website with the hope of inspiring in others a greater appreciation for the Saints, along with a deeper love for God and His Church. By far my favorite Saint-Mystic is the extraordinary 20th century Stigmatic and Ecstatic St Gemma Galgani, the subject of my first website. Please also consider visiting my other websites devoted to the extraordinary Mystics of the Church, and also St Paul of the Cross.
I enjoy suggestions and comments from others so please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May God bless you and draw you ever closer to Himself.
Union in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
This website was founded on the feast of the extraordinary mystic-priest St Padre Pio, September 23, 2010.
-St Pio, pray for us!