Spread the testimony of redemptive suffering with the story of the recently beatified Blessed Chiara Luce Badano.
Saint after Saint speaks of the importance of uniting one’s will with God’s will in order to be a Saint. A beautiful and normal young woman, Chiara Badano was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer at the age of 17. Popular yet humble, Chiara’s illness was lamented by many, but Chiara herself gracefully accepted her ailment. Chiara received every sting of her cancerous curse as a beautiful blessing to align her will to the will of our Lord. Most famously, as the chemotherapy gradually caused her hair to fall from her scalp, Chiara would gently pull out the loose locks and offer them back to our Savior, saying, “For you Jesus.” Wishing to suffer closely with Christ on His cross, Chiara refused sedative drugs as she prayed to Him, “If you want it, I want it too.” On her way toward canonization, Blessed Chiara Luce Badano proves to be a powerful witness and intercessor for the youth and the suffering of the world.
Extend the testimony of Bl. Chiara Badano to others, regularly regain your inspiration from Bl. Chiara's example, or exercise generosity by giving a friend the gift of Bl. Chiara's witness to Christ and His Church with this That One Sheep shirt.