The Catholic Roots of Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Here’s Saint Valentine’s quiz. This saint was… a)  a priest in the Roman Empire who helped persecuted Christians during the reign of Claudius II, was thrown in jail and later beheaded […]

Saints Spotlight

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s Story Born in La Mure d’Isère in southeastern France, Peter Julian’s faith journey drew him from being a priest in the Diocese of Grenoble in 1834, […]

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Saint Sebastian’s Story Almost nothing is historically certain about Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of Saint Ambrose and was buried […]

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Saint André Bessette’s Story Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to Saint Joseph. Sickness and weakness dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children […]

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Story Mother Seton is one of the keystones of the American Catholic Church. She founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. […]

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

The Story of the Holy Innocents Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he […]

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Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Blessed Mary Frances Schervier’s Story This woman who once wanted to become a Trappistine nun was instead led by God to establish a community of sisters who care for the […]

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Saint Nicholas’ Story The absence of the “hard facts” of history is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to Saint Nicholas shows. Both the […]

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Blessed Rafal Chylinski’s Story Born near Buk in the Poznan region of Poland, Melchior Chylinski showed early signs of religious devotion; family members nicknamed him “the little monk.” After completing […]

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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

St. Raphael Kalinowski had a brilliant mind and a faithful heart that he used to spread the faith in Poland at the end of the 1800s. He survived ten years […]

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