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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
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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

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Four Great Spanish Saints

After going on pilgrimage to Spain, this friar reflects on four famous Spanish saints and describes their shrines. By Jack Wintz, OFM

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Saint Francis and the Taming of the Wolf

The story of how Saint Francis of Assisi tamed the Wolf of Gubbio is one of the great legends linked with the life of of the saint. By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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Inspired by Sassy Saints

Get to know these sassy saints! By Donis Tracy

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St. Anthony Messenger

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We Are All Called to Be Saints

Despite our flaws, each of us is a saint in the making. By Lucy Fuchs

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Worshippers venerate the relics of St. Maria Goretti at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago Oct. 12. The major relics, which are virtually all of the skeletal remains of the saint, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a U.S. "pilgrimage of mercy" this fall that will go to nearly 20 states. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World) See story to come.

The Legacy of Saint Maria Goretti

This child martyr's mercy inspires Catholics young and old. By Rita E. Piro

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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 Fable?

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

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Mother Teresa: A Holy Life

From the beginning, Mother Teresa led a holy life. Here is a brief introduction from Joan Guntzelman.

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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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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

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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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A Visit to Padre Pio’s Tomb

A friar looks at the life and legacy of Padre Pio. By Jack Wintz, OFM

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In this 1996 black-and-white file photo, Blessed Teresa of Kolkata talks with Ken Hackett, left, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and former president of Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, Md. (CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Relief Services) See VATICAN-LETTER-MOTHER-TERESA Aug. 16, 2016.

Learning from Saint Teresa of Calcutta

We formally recognize saints not for their benefit, but for ours. The saints’ holiness should encourage ours—not substitute for it. So what should we be learning from Mother Teresa?

Pat McCloskey, OFM

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Members of the Missionaries of Charity attend a service marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata in this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo. Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa, paving the way for her canonization in 2016. (CNS photo/Deshakalayan Chowdhur, Reuters pool) See MOTHER-TERESA-SAINTHOOD-CAUSES Dec. 18, 2015.

Mother Teresa: Love in Action

Mother Teresa constantly told her sisters that the best way to serve God is to do the next loving thing.

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St. Anthony Messenger