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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Celebrating Saints: Padre Pio—Sept. 23

Feast Day: September 23

I Want to Be a Saint

AMY WELBORN When my daughter was six years old, I remember deciding with her which saint she'd be for her Catholic school's All Saints' Day...

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Native American Saint — July 14

On October 21 this year, Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman from New York, will be canonized a saint. Kateri trusted in God at all times, even when people were against her. She is an example of faith for our lives today.

‘Wherever You Go, I Will Go’ — Friendship and Loyalty Activities

The Heart of the Missionary Disciple LYNN WEHNER In the Book of Ruth, we hear of Naomi and her daughters-in-law, all widowed in Moab, and of...

Celebrating Saints–Saint George Preca–May 9th

BY PATRICIA MATHSON FEAST DAY: MAY 9 Malta is an island in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Italy. That’s were George Preca lived with his...

Celebrating Saints–Philip and James–May 3rd

Philip and James  PATRICIA MATHSON Jesus called Philip and James to be among the twelve apostles who followed him. The apostles were regular people who said...

Celebrating Saints: St. Patrick

PATRICIA MATHSON FEAST DAY: MARCH 17 As a teen Patrick was kidnapped and taken to Ireland by slave traders. He was put to work as a...

Celebrate St. Jane of Valois – Feb. 4

BY PATRICIA MATHSON FEAST DAY: FEBRUARY 4 Jane of Valois was often disappointed by the people in her life who should have cared about her,...

St. Francis de Sales — January 24

BY PATRICIA MATHSON FEAST DAY: JANUARY 24 Francis de Sales lived in France and came from a large family. He had 12 brothers and sisters....

Nicholas Black Elk, Catechist: cause for canonization opened

At their annual meeting, the USCCB voted to open the cause for canonization for Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakotan medicine-man whose conversion led him...