On Sunday, March 22, Laetare Sunday, Father Cameron Faller, director of vocations for the San Francisco archdiocese,  gave a 10-minute homily at Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco on the importance of joy. He cited St. Paul, G.K. Chesterton, Father Mike Schmitz, the prophet Nehemiah. But he centered on Blessed Chiara Badano, who grew up in the 1970s and 80s

Here is the 30-second excerpt:

“Blessed Chiara had bone cancer, and they did chemotherapy and they did invasive treatment, and none of it was working, and she began to die. In this process she never wavered in her faith. She never lost her joy. She would go around the hospital and cheer people up.”