Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections said Saint Maria Magdalena de’ Pazzi.

Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi was born in Florence in 1566, had a religious upbringing and entered the monastery of the Carmelite nuns there. She led a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying particularly for the renewal of the Church and encouraging the sisters in holiness. Her life was marked by many extraordinary graces. She died in 1607 and was beatified on this day in 1627. It was recorded that she once rebuked the devil saying: “I am with my Jesus, and you can do me no harm.”