Christian Saints & Heroes
By • Catholic Online • 10/22/2012
Tekakwitha, a Native American known for her life of simplicity and sacrifice in the service of the Catholic Church became one of two Americans among seven others who reached sainthood status this weekend at the Vatican in Rome. The other American, Mother Marianne Cope, who was born in ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/21/2012
American health care pioneer Mother Marianne Cope was canonized this past weekend. Mother Marianne, renowned for her work with Hansen's disease, is one of only 10 Americans thus far to have achieved sainthood. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In the late 19th Century in Hawaii, people ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/17/2012
"I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire." (St. Igantius of Antioch) CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - The second Bishop of Antioch, Syria, this disciple of ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/15/2012
St. Teresa's whole life is one of simple beauty and fervent purpose; it is a life contained in Christ. She shows us how to live the same way through Prayer. GLADE PARK, Colorado (Catholic Online) - Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada was born on a Wednesday morning in the Castilian town of ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/9/2012
In the person of Blessed John Henry Newman, we find a man who lived his life dedicated to the true and to the good, to truth and holiness. Without knowing it, he also exuded the other transcendentals. While pursuing the true and the good, Newman's soul not only achieved truth and good, ...
The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love
By • Catholic Online • 9/29/2012
The Catechism of the Catholic Church informs us, "The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition" (328). Charged by God to supply us aid, our guardian ...
By • Catholic Online • 9/28/2012
Of all the saints, few are as revered as St. Michael, the Archangel. Called upon to intercede in times of danger, Michael is the patron saint of paratroopers, police, and a protector of the Church. He is known for his battles against Satan and is frequently depicted trampling the Devil. St. Michael ...
By • Catholic Online • 9/4/2012
It's perhaps not common to take a bishop to bed with you in the evening, to share a cup of coffee with him in the morning, to write about him in your journal, sit on a couch with him in the evenings with a glass of wine, lie down with him on a hammock on a sultry Saturday afternoon while smoking a ...
By • Catholic Online • 8/29/2012
He was a man who understood that life wasn't all about him. He emptied himself willingly and was thus able to reveal Jesus to others. He was the "best man" at the wedding. His humility opened a space within him for true joy to take root and set him free! John is a sign of contradiction for this ...
By • Catholic Online • 8/28/2012
If there is any message which can be drawn from St. Augustine's life, and there are many, it is the message of repentance and conversion. This is a message the world desperately needs to hear today. It is one of heartfelt dedication to Christ as Master, Teacher and Savior, which cultivates and ...
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David, the youngest son of Scotlandís virtuous queen, (Saint) Margaret, succeeded his brother to the Scottish throne in 1124. Davidís friend, (Saint) Aelred, abbot of the English monastery of Rievaulx, was later to recount Davidís religious devotion and his generosity to the poor. From his riches he also endowed the founding of several dioceses and many ... continue reading
For James there was no indication that this was the day that his life would change. The dawn for him was not the bright beginning of a new day, but the end of long fruitless night of fishing. As James sat mending his nets in the boat with his brother John and his father Zebedee, he must have watched in wonder as his partner Simon brought in nets loaded with fish ... continue reading
With the lives of so many early martyrs shrouded in legend, we are fortunate to have the record of the courage of Perpetua and Felicity from the hand of Perpetua herself, her teacher Saturus, and others who knew them. This account, known as "The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity," was so popular in the early centuries that it was read during ... continue reading
St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been ... continue reading
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While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her ... continue reading
Does the heroic leadership of Pope Benedict XVI represent one more fulfillment of the prophetic vision of the Saint whose Feast we ... continue reading
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