September 25. Frustrated in their attempts to enter into Religious Life, Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin married and had nine children. Their youngest entered a Carmelite convent at 15. She was Saint Thérese of the Child Jesus, affectionately known as the Little Flower.
After going on pilgrimage to Spain, this friar reflects on four famous Spanish saints and describes their shrines.
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.
This child martyr's mercy inspires Catholics young and old.
Patron saints have always been a part of Catholic life. Today's situations call for new roles for familiar saints.
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.
Saint Anthony is asked to intercede with God for the return of things lost or stolen. Those who feel very familiar with him may pray, "Tony, Tony, turn around. Something's lost and must be found."
A friar looks at the life and legacy of Padre Pio.
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?
Admired the world over, Saint Christopher's story is both fact and fable.