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Friday, April 12, 2024

Advice from a Master Catechist: Help from a Wise Patron—St. John Bosco’s example

Question: I need a patron saint for my new role as a youth leader and catechist. Please help! — Nervous but willing Sr. Brittany Harrison,...

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of St. John Bosco, January 31

Want to Be a Saint? St. John Bosco says it’s easy! CONNIE CLARK What do you think of a saint who juggles, walks on a tightrope, and...

Celebrating Saints: Marianne Cope—January 23

PATRICIA MATHSON Barbara Koob (now officially “Cope”) lived in Utica, New York. She had moved there from Germany with her family when she was only...

Celebrating Saints: Jose Brochero, “Cowboy Priest,”—January 26

Jose Brochero, January 26 PATRICIA MATHSON Jose Brochero lived in Argentina with his mom and dad and was one of 10 children in his family. He...

Share “Paul, Apostle of Christ” with Teens and Adults

A discussion guide from the movie’s producers, including film clips, click here. BECKY GROTH Paul, Apostle of Christ offers a moving personal depiction of some of the...

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

Supernatural Friendships are Real Friendships — connecting with patron saints and more

Fun with the saints and holy souls BY LISA MLADINICH We know that God is infinite and unchanging, yet his children come to him through myriad...

Five Lessons from Fatima

by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur Tips for guiding children into the heart of the message One of the most fantastic aspects of Our Lady of Fatima’s message is...

Diving Deep: The Legacy Behind Your Parish

BY DANIEL THOMAS      The idea of helping your students learn about their parish is an outstanding one. It involves something that they have...

Celebrate Saints: St. Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi By Patricia Mathson Feast day: October 4 Francis Bernardone lived in the town of Assisi in Italy. He was the son of a wealthy...