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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Saints & Sacraments: St. Philip Neri, a patron for Confirmation

BARBARA YOFFIE Italian priest Philip Neri had a deep devotion to the Holy Spirit. One evening while praying in the catacombs of Rome, he experienced...

Saints & Sacraments: John Vianney, a patron for Holy Orders

BARBARA YOFFIE The humble and holy St. John Vianney is one of the most beloved priests in the history of the Catholic Church. He...

Saints & Sacraments: St. Maximilian Kolbe, a patron for the Sacrament of Anointing of...

BARBARA YOFFIE Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan priest and missionary. His great love for the Blessed Virgin Mary inspired his work and spirituality. During...

Meet the Gaze of Jesus

An unlikely apostle SUSIE LLOYD Picture this. Five rich men are seated in a dark room around a table. We can see all of...

Celebrating Saints: John Chrysostom

FEAST DAY: September 13 PATRICIA MATHSON John lived in Greece a long time ago. His father died when John was young, so he lived with...

Saints & Sacraments: Pio of Pietrelcina

BARBARA YOFFIE A patron saint for Penance and Reconciliation Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, was a popular Franciscan priest and beloved confessor. His...

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...

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...

Celebrating Saints: Luke (Feast day: Oct. 18)

FEAST DAY: October 18 PATRICIA MATHSON The Gospel of Luke is sometimes called the Gospel of mercy because it includes many teachings of Jesus...

Saints & Sacraments: Teresa of Ávila

BARBARA YOFFIE All of the saints had a great devotion to the Eucharist, and Teresa of Ávila was no exception. The Eucharist enables us to...