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Saturday, June 25th, 2022

“Elijah came upon Elisha and threw his cloak over him. Immediately Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah as his attendant” (cf. 1 Kings 19:19-21). The Old Testament prophet […]

Saints Spotlight

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Saint Thomas More’s Story His belief that no lay ruler has jurisdiction over the Church of Christ cost Thomas More his life. Beheaded on Tower Hill, London, on July 6, […]

Saints Spotlight

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Saint John Francis Regis’ Story Born into a family of some wealth, John Francis was so impressed by his Jesuit educators that he himself wished to enter the Society of […]

Saints Spotlight

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Saint Theophilus of Corte’s Story If we expect saints to do marvelous things continually and to leave us many memorable quotes, we are bound to be disappointed with Saint Theophilus. […]

Saints Spotlight

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo’s Story Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years. […]

Saints Spotlight

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Saint Catharine of Bologna’s Story Some Franciscan saints led fairly public lives; Catharine represents the saints who served the Lord in obscurity. Born in Bologna, Catharine was related to the […]

Saints Spotlight

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Saint Salvator of Horta’s Story A reputation for holiness does have some drawbacks. Public recognition can be a nuisance at times—as the confreres of Salvator found out. Salvator was born […]

Saints Spotlight

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Saint Catherine of Genoa’s story Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine’s life. When Catherine was born, many Italian nobles were supporting Renaissance artists and writers. […]

Saints Spotlight

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Saint Benedict the African’s Story Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up. His parents were slaves […]

Saints Spotlight

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Blessed John of Parma’s Story The seventh general minister of the Franciscan Order, John was known for his attempts to bring back the earlier spirit of the Order after the death […]

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