The saints received God’s gift with joy. They call to us to do likewise.
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“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
Patron saints have always been a part of Catholic life. Today's situations call for new roles for familiar saints. By Thomas J. Craughwell
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
After going on pilgrimage to Spain, this friar reflects on four famous Spanish saints and describes their shrines. By Jack Wintz, OFM
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
Get to know these sassy saints! By Donis Tracy
Despite our flaws, each of us is a saint in the making. By Lucy Fuchs
This child martyr's mercy inspires Catholics young and old. By Rita E. Piro
Saint Francis of Assisi lived a life of prayer, service, and total abandon to God. Even today, he encourages us to do the same.
Admired the world over, Saint Christopher's story is both fact and fable. By Christopher Heffron
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
The historical Saint Nicholas of Myra is a far cry from Santa Claus. But who was this beloved man of God? By John Feister
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
Three saints of the 20th century were special bearers of God’s light, love and life: Katharine Drexel, Maximilian Kolbe and Faustina.
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?
Mother Teresa constantly told her sisters that the best way to serve God is to do the next loving thing.