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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Celebrating Saints—Caterina Volpicelli—December 28

PATRICIA MATHSON Caterina lived in Italy with her family. As a teen she enjoyed going to plays and dances with friends. When Caterina was 15...

Celebrating Saint…John Neumann

Served Others Feast day: January 5

Celebrating Saints: St. Faustina (Feast day: Oct. 5)

FEAST DAY: October 5 PATRICIA MATHSON St. Faustina shared a message about God’s love and mercy for all people. After her death, devotion to...

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,...

Saints & Sacraments: John the Baptist, a patron for Baptism

BARBARA YOFFIE Exemplifying the sacrament of Baptism is the great preacher and prophet John the Baptist, an obvious choice. Through his preaching and teaching,...

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: Compelled by the Spirit

Another lesson from Acts of the Apostles LYNN WEHNER After Paul’s powerful conversion, he spent his life in dedicated service to God. He brought the good...

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...

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.

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...