The last of the Mohicans, this is the Roman matron. One used to see these Catholic ladies always on the bus with their rosaries and in the pew veiled in quiet prayer. They defined Catholic womanhood. That is, until the hippies came. The world doesn't understand, but we do.
She came to the Vatican Basilica today and explained that in 1954 Pius XII blessed her marriage. She must have said this a hundred times. With tears in her eyes she came to honor him today. Born in 1929 she lived through the war, the liberation and the post-war era.
Modern Catholic girls are embarassed by this Vatican protocol. But doesn't she look timeless? Elegant? Catholic? Gorgeous? Thank You, Lord, for Catholic culture!