These devout women devoted their lives -- often cut short -- to helping others and sharing their deep faith.
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If you want to inspire faith, determination, and courage in your daughter then look no further than these nine women from Asia. Often sacrificing lives of relative ease to help the needy, or founding religious orders that inspired others to follow in their steps, these remarkable women lived their faith with all their hearts, even when faced with persecution and discrimination.
Click on launch slideshow below to reveal nine women whose service to God and the Church have been recognized by recent popes and who are shining examples of how to live a Christian life.