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Monday, August 19, 2019

Celebrating Saints: Elizabeth of Trinity — November 8

PATRICIA MATHSON FEAST DAY: November 8 Elizabeth Catez lived in France with her mother, father, and younger sister. Her father was in the military. She was...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: Saul to Paul

The link between the Holy Spirit and conversion LYNN WEHNER Recently, on January 25, our liturgical calendar celebrated Paul’s dramatic conversion on the way to Damascus...

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...

A Family Together: Two Popes, Two Saints

This past April 27, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II were canonized by Pope Francis. The two new saints came from very different backgrounds and accomplished different things in their lives, yet had much in common. Read these facts about each man. Then solve the puzzle to discover the most important thing they had in common. The bold words are clues.

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....

Celebrating Saints … St. Dominic Savio

by Patricia Mathson CLICK HERE for a pdf about St. Dominic Savio and some of the other feast days in March. Copyright 2016, Bayard,...

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–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...

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,...