Saints

Saint of the Day

Who Is the Saint of the Day?

Take a journey through the year with all your favorite saints!

The beautiful coast of Ireland

Liam Lawton on Saint Patrick

This Irish priest and musical celebrity explores the saint’s amazing journey. By John Feister

John Feister

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Saint Katharine Drexel

The Legacy of Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Katharine Drexel's tireless faith would be her legacy. By Peter Finney Jr.

Peter Finney Jr.

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St. Anthony of Padua

Devotion to Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony is asked to intercede with God for the return of things lost or stolen. Those who are familiar with him may pray, "Tony, Tony, turn look around. Something's lost and must be found." By Norman Perry, OFM

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Elizabeth Ann Seton: A Profoundly Human Saint

Daughter, wife, mother, widow, friend—all of these describe this first American-born saint. By Elizabeth Bookser Barkley, PhD

Elizabeth Bookser Barkley

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St. Nicholas: Pray for us!

The Real Saint Nicholas

The historical Saint Nicholas of Myra is a far cry from Santa Claus. But who was this beloved man of God? By John Feister

John Feister

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Stained glass windows

Saint Rita, Peacemaker

She shows what the Lord accomplishes when he finds humble hearts open to his love. By Rita E. Piro

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Celebrating the Saints

At Franciscan Media, we love the saints. Their lives inspire us, but more, their union with us in the “communion of saints” is a source of help. By Greg Friedman, OFM

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Saint Thérèse: My Spiritual Companion

What I thought was a brief walk with this beloved saint turned into a lifelong journey of love and admiration. By Heather King

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Young women pose in front of an image of Blessed Oscar Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador, during a March 26 procession to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the murder of the archbishop, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)

Oscar Romero: Modern-Day Martyr

His cause for sainthood was blocked for decades. Now the Church has beatified this Salvadoran archbishop. By Dr. Mike Gable

Dr. Mike Gable

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Celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi lived a life of prayer, service, and total abandon to God. Even today, he encourages us to do the same.

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Saint Christopher: Fact or Fiction?

Admired the world over, Saint Christopher's story is both fact and fable. By Christopher Heffron

Christopher Heffron

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John XXIII and John Paul II: Beloved Saints

“To canonize them both,” says Pope Francis, “will be a message to the Church.” A leading Church historian tells us why. By Christopher M. Bellitto, PhD

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Saint Juan Diego: New World Apostle

Our Lady of Guadalupe chose Juan Diego to help evangelize America. This month the Church recognizes him as a saint.

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Thanksgiving and family

Saints at the Dinner Table

Author and cook Amy Heyd talks with Franciscan Media about Thanksgiving, food, and family gatherings.

Christopher Heffron

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Blessed Solanus Casey: God’s Doorkeeper

Enjoy these features about Blessed Solanus Casey!

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We are all called to be saints

Patron Saints for Modern Challenges

Patron saints have always been a part of Catholic life. Today's situations call for new roles for familiar saints. By Thomas J. Craughwell

Thomas J. Craughwell

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The saints are our guides to God.

In Honor of the Saints

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

Jack Wintz, OFM

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The Legacy of Saint Maria Goretti

This child martyr's mercy inspires Catholics young and old.

Rita E. Piro

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Two Saints: Francis and Anthony

The early Franciscans had two saints, Francis and Anthony, who symbolized two strains that would exist, sometimes in tension, among them from that time forward. By Dominic V. Monti, OFM

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Saints of the 20th Century

Three saints of the 20th century were special bearers of God’s light, love and life: Katharine Drexel, Maximilian Kolbe and Faustina.

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