Paulina, Hand-Painted Saint Medal, Patron of the Elderly, Hospice, Diabetes

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             Paulina was born in the 19th Century in Italy with the birth name of Amabelle Lucia Visintainer.  In 1875, she emigrated to Brazil  with her family, and soon began taking care of sick children and the elderly. Along with one of her faithful companions, Teresa Maule, she created the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. When she took her vows and became a Nun she selected Paulina of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus as her name. She was a dutiful worker, was often promoted, and eventually became a Superior General. She was known for aiding the elderly and former slaves, discarded because they had become too sick and old to perform any  meaningful work. She moved on and worked for the sick and elderly at the Hospice of Saint Vincent de Paul. Later in life she spent her time caring for the sick Sisters of her Congregation. Her health began to suffer and it was determined that she was experiencing the onset of diabetes. She remained steadfast and dedicated to the elderly throughout her life and after her death from diabetes in 1942, Paulina received the distinction of becoming the first Brazilian Citizen to be Canonized as a Saint. She is invoked for proper care to the elderly and is known as the Patroness of the diabetic.

   [This Story is Dedicated to Mr. Douglas Robertson] © 2009

     Your order includes our vibrant one-of-a-kind hand-painted saint medal, a silver necklace or clasp (your choice!), the story of Saint Paulina in greeting card format, a felt pouch for safekeeping, unique prayer cards from Rome, Italy, an extra envelope for easy mailing or gifting and a money back guarantee, “No Questions Asked.”  Rob and SaintsforSinners.com stand by their work product. The stories are sometimes embellished, paraphrased, or updated, but overall, they retain the theme presented at canonization or veneration.



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