Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will soon be Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Blessed Marianne Cope will undergo a similar name change. On December 19, the Holy Father approved the miracles requisite for these two Beati — both of whom spent some part of … Continue reading
In preparation for the great feast day of Our Lady on December 12, CNA has a brief recap here of the Aztec saint’s encounter with “the true Mother of God” on December 9, 1531.
St. Martin was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages. His feast was also the last major festival before the fast of Advent, which at time was much more strict. So, on this day known as “Martinmas,” … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to Angelo Montonati on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The Italian journalist, who has written nearly 50 biographies of saints, recounted: Recently, at the press club in Milan, a dear colleague said … Continue reading
Zenit: The founder of the Servants of Charity and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence created a religious family modeled on the family of Nazareth, and called to follow a simple two-part program for sanctity: to pray and suffer. … Continue reading
Wednesday, September 14, Venerable Elena Aiello (1895-1961), will be declared a Blessed. She was the Foundress of the Minim Tertiaries of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a mystic, visionary, and stigmatist.
On this day, September 9, the Church honors a Jesuit missioner who was one of the greatest saints of the New World. Saint Peter Claver never left the port city of Cartagena after his ordination there in 1615. His superior … Continue reading
The Gospel for the feast of Saint Bartholomew, August 24, is from Saint John’s account of the first meeting of Our Lord with Nathanael, whom he also names near the end of his Gospel as being with Peter, Thomas, James, … Continue reading
CNA reports: Pope Benedict XVI has honored the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila by naming him the 34th Doctor of the Catholic Church. Read more here.
Rorate Caeli: The semi-official daily of the Church in France, La Croix, reported yesterday that the procedure for the proclamation of Saint John of AvilaDoctor of the Church is all but completed. More on this here.
CNA reports: U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun’s cause for beatification is headed to Rome, an event the Diocese of Wichita celebrated with a July 1 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Read full report here. You may … Continue reading
Saint Expedite: A Real Saint? Some would claim, in answer to the above question, that Saint Expedite really did not exist. In reply to that claim, we need to point out that he is indeed found in the Roman Martyrology, … Continue reading
Rome reports: Fernando Sanchez is the ambassador of Costa Rica to the Vatican, but his story has nothing to do with his job. He says, his son is alive thanks to a miracle of Padre Pio. He talks about it … Continue reading
I wrote an article for our website in February 2008, Red is for Martyrdom, which featured a brief biography of six Cardinals who suffered torture and imprisonment under the Reds. Blessed Alojzije Stepinac was among them. Zenit News: Benedict XVI … Continue reading