Christian Saints & Heroes
Vatican Information Service • 1/13/2011
In her mystical experiences, Catherine never received specific revelations on Purgatory or on the souls being purified there. She did not see Purgatory as a place of transit in the depths of the earth: it is not an exterior fire, but an interior fire. She did not use the hereafter as a basis to ...
By • The Catholic Herald (UK) • 1/6/2011
Deacon Jack Sullivan, whose severe spinal condition was miraculously cured after he prayed to Cardinal Newman, said the girl's mother called him after the Mass to say her daughter's pain had suddenly disappeared. Deacon Sullivan also said that Newman was "still with me, very dramatically so". He ...
Vatican Information Service • 12/30/2010
'She strongly invites us always to allow ourselves to be guided by God, to do His will every day even if it does not always correspond to our own plans, and to trust in His Providence which never abandons us.' VATICAN CITY, (VIS) - The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during Wednesday's ...
Vatican Information Service • 12/16/2010
St. Veronica Giuliani invites us, in our lives as Christians, to fortify our union with the Lord, abandoning ourselves to His will with complete and total trust, and our union with the Church, the Bride of Christ. She invites us to participate in the tormented love of the crucified Jesus, for the ...
Asia News • 10/21/2010
During the general audience, Benedict XVI introduces the figure of St. Elizabeth of Hungary as an example of how "faith, friendship with Christ, creates a sense of justice, equality of all, the rights of others and create love, charity, and from this comes the hope and certainty that we are loved ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/18/2010
A feisty 19th century nun who worked miracles and was briefly excommunicated when she spoke out against sexual sin by a clergyman has become Australia's first Catholic saint. Mary MacKillop co-founded the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart in 1867, and gained a reputation as the ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/17/2010
In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October 17, the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch. St. Ignatius of Antioch is a bishop and martyr of the Church who died in the year 107. He was torn ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/13/2010
Miraculous testimony of an elite level gymnast touched by Padre Pio: 'Pio, like all the saints, is like the window-washer that scales tall buildings to clear away the muck and allow us to see His luminous rays aflame. God sends them, as He pushes us forward, to wipe clean the windows of ...
Catholic News Agency • 10/9/2010
Father Slawomir Oder said the process "has not been blocked" as some media reports have indicated. "The only thing I can say is that the canonical process must continue.We have reached the end of the first phase which deals with his heroism and virtues, and now we must initiate the process dealing ...
Zenit News Agency • 10/7/2010
St. Gertrude continues to be a school of Christian life, of the straight path, which shows us that the center of a happy life, of a true life, is friendship with Jesus the Lord.This friendship is learned in love for sacred Scripture, in love for the liturgy, in profound faith, in love for Mary, so ...
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When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!" she use to say. Once when she asked as usual, "which one of you is going to become a saint?" little Peter (who was to become Pope Celestine) ... continue reading
St. Vincent was born of poor parents in the village of Pouy in Gascony, France, about 1580. He enjoyed his first schooling under the Franciscan Fathers at Acqs. Such had been his progress in four years that a gentleman chose him as subpreceptor to his children, and he was thus enabled to continue his studies without being a burden to his parents. In 1596, he ... continue reading
St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. St. Jude was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62, and assisted at the election of his ... 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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