Take a journey through the year with all your favorite saints!
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
Daughter, wife, mother, widow, friend—all of these describe this first American-born saint. By Elizabeth Barkley, PhD
The historical Saint Nicholas of Myra is a far cry from Santa Claus. But who was this beloved man of God? By John Feister
She shows what the Lord accomplishes when he finds humble hearts open to his love. By Rita E. Piro
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
What I thought was a brief walk with this beloved saint turned into a lifelong journey of love and admiration. By Heather King
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
“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
Our Lady of Guadalupe chose Juan Diego to help evangelize America. This month the Church recognizes him as a saint. Virgilio P. Elizondo
Author and cook Amy Heyd talks with Franciscan Media about Thanksgiving, food, and family gatherings.
Though divided by centuries, the two saints are united by their call to missionary discipleship. By Stephen J. Binz
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Want to find a future saint? Look around you. By Kathy Coffey
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
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
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.