Indulge me, reader, while I set a remarkable stage:
"And this Catholic Church," wrote the scholar and priest, "so weak in herself, so strong in her God, what a spectacle her history presents!
Father Popiełuszko's courage and integrity were astounding.
It is winter, 1517.
Every conversion story is "great."
"Mother, I will not let you do this!"
"Mother, I will not let you do this! You're still too young to throw your life away!"
In medieval and early modern Europe, healthcare — especially for those with chronic illnesses — was an improvised and often neglected affair.
Servant of God Blandina Segale, American missionary, sister, and Western Frontier figure once dubbed "the nun with spurs," befriended Billy the Kid and, it is said, saved many from being lynched.
"I won't, I won't!" cried the woman, writhing in the agony of nightmare.