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Saint Rafqa Pietra Choboq

I am not afraid of death because God will let me live through it.

    Facts about St. Rafqa Pietra Choboq

  • She was born in 19th century Lebanon and was pressured to marry at age 14.
  • Rafqa decided to not marry but devote her life entirely to God as a nun.
  • As a nun, she was stricken with blindness and paralysis. For the next 30 years, she lived with kindness and completely surrendered her sufferings to God's will.