Blessed Chiara Luce Badano
Born in 1971, Chiara was a thoughtful, vibrant, and popular Italian girl. She loved spending time with her friends, coffee, music, dancing, tennis, hiking and swimming. At age 17, Chiara was diagnosed with bone cancer. Before she died in 1990, Chiara told her mother, "Oh Mama, young people, they are the future. You see, I can't run anymore, but how I would like to pass on to them the torch, like in the Olympics! Young people have only one life and it's worthwhile to spend it well."
Feast Day: October 29