Catholics across East Tennessee and around the country joined a “Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World” on Sept. 7. The prayers were in response to Pope Francis’ request for peace in Syria.
Servant of God’s life and Divine Will writings are a source of inspiration for the faithful By Bill Brewer In much of the world, Luisa Piccarreta is a saint in waiting whose prolific writings were divinely inspired and merit careful study. To much of East Tennessee, the Servant of God is waiting to be discovered as her cause for sainthood makes its way through Vatican scrutiny. As the Benedictines of Divine Will and the Benedictine Daughters of Divine Will introduce their “family”-based charisms of Catholic faith to the Diocese of Knoxville, Luisa Piccarreta will be accompanying them in spirit and will undoubtedly inspire even more of the faithful than she has already. Born in Corato, Italy, on April 23, 1865, Luisa, the “Little Daughter of the Divine Will,” was visited by suffering through much of her life. She had only a first-grade education, and as a teen she joined the... Read more →