Bl. Chiara Badano was a teenager in Italy who died in 1990 from a rare and painful bone cancer. So what makes her so special, special enough to be beatified even? Her profound faith in God, her humble heart, and her willingness to sacrifice everything of herself for love of God. Every pain, every discomfort, every loss she endured she gave as a gift to God. Teenagers are often overlooked as being immature or incapable of a deep, rich faith life or as a group of people who don’t care about God or faith. But Bl. Chiara shows us differently. Here are six quotes of hers to enrich anybody’s spiritual life.
“I suffered a lot, but my soul was singing.”
“I have nothing left, but I still have my heart, and with that I can always love.”
“For you Jesus. If you want it, I want it, too!”
“When we have such a strong presence of Jesus in our midst, we’re the happiest family in the world!”
“If I had to choose between walking again and going to heaven, I wouldn’t hesitate. I would choose heaven.”