Bl. Gaetana Sterni (1827-1889)
Gaetana was married to a widower with three children. While carrying their first child, her husband died. When her baby died a few days after birth, her late husband's family demanded that the three children be returned to them. Devastated, she returned home to care for her aging mother. In 1865, she formed a congregation and spent the rest of her life serving the aged, the sick, and the dying.

Reflections from the Saints

You never saw Him, and yet believe in Him with sublime and inexpressible joy – a joy which many desire to experience. You are assured that you have been saved by a gratuitous gift, not by our actions – no, but by the will of God through Jesus Christ.
– St. Polycarp