The saints are our guides to God, friends on our faith journey, and constant companions. No wonder they're so popular! By Jack Wintz, OFM
These events in Saint Francis’ life brought him closer to Christ. By Jack Wintz, OFM
Anthony of Padua often felt a profound longing to step aside from the bustle of his active life and seek the face of God in silent contemplation.
Because of its old Spanish missions, San Antonio, Texas, is a storehouse of Catholic history. And its patron saint is an old friend of ours!
When Francis of Assisi received the stigmata he got a glimpse into the profound mystery of Christ's death on the cross. Francis saw in a vision his crucified Savior enveloped by six shining seraph wings -- a manifestation of the fiery intensity of God's love.
The feasts of many Roman Catholic saints are celebrated during Advent. Here are the biographies and feast days of some well-known Advent saints. By Jack Wintz, OFM
The pastor of St. Peter's and other eyewitnesses describe what it was like at Ground Zero on the day the Twin Towers fell—and afterward. By Jack Wintz, OFM
Since the early '90s, John Paul II has borne the cross of failing health. We have much to learn from his heroic witness and example. By Jack Wintz, OFM
Saint Francis famously recreated the manger scene in anticipation for Christmas.
After going on pilgrimage to Spain, this friar reflects on four famous Spanish saints and describes their shrines. By Jack Wintz, OFM