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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Celebrating Saints: Nunzio Sulprizio—May 5

PATRICIA MATHSON This young saint had a difficult life. Nunzio Sulprizio was born into a poor family in Italy. His dad and mom died when...

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...

Updates on Future Saint Canonizations and Beatifications including Fr. Michael McGivney from the U.S.

Vatican News reported this past spring, the causes for the three saints were moved toward canonization by Pope Francis and the Congregation for the...

A Family Together: Who Wants to Be a Saint?

Use this activity to teach children about the lives of saints.

Celebrating Saints–Pope Paul VI–September 26

PATRICIA MATHSON Giovanni Montini was born in Italy and lived with his dad, mom, and two brothers. When he grew up he became a priest...

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,...

A Wolf at the Door

Francis has been called the universal saint because almost every religious tradition recognizes and honors him. Of all the stories and legends that swirl around this great saint, one of my favorites is the story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio. It is particularly meaningful for me as a parable of true discipleship for our times.

Celebrating Saints: Paula Montal—February 26

PATRICIA MATHSON Paula Montal was the oldest of five children who lived with their mom and dad by the sea in Spain. When she was...

Use this video to encourage listeners to become saints

This powerful talk by Chris Stefanik, given to young adults at FOCUS' SEEK 2015 conference is titled "Saint (Insert Your Name Here)". It calls...

Celebrating Saints–Katherine Drexel–March 3rd

Katharine Drexel PATRICIA MATHSON Katharine Drexel was a wealthy heiress from Philadelphia who used all her money to help victims of discrimination in the southern...