Catholic Saints

Sisterhood of Saints: Clare of Assisi

Louise de Marillac and Vincent de Paul. Paula and Jerome. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. It’s not unusual for women saints to have had non-romantic ministry or spiritual instruction relationships with men also honored by the Church. ...
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Sisterhood of Saints: Frances Xavier Cabrini

Even as a child, Frances knew she was made to be a missionary; she loved crafting little paper boats and sending them off to sail with “missionary” flowers aboard. 
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Sisterhood of Saints: Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann and William Magee had a busy, beautiful life together in Lower Manhattan. They cohosted a party for George Washington’s sixty-fifth birthday. They lived next door to Alexander Hamilton. They were stalwarts of the Episcopal church, and set a ...
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Statue of St. Francis of Assisi

Lessons from St. Francis

Once, many eight decades ago now, when I felt lost and confused in my burgeoning adolescence, Jesus gave me St. Francis as my brother and friend.
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St. Paul VI: Bridge Builder

A quiet leader, Pope Paul VI guided the Church through the sweeping and controversial reforms of the Second Vatican Council during turbulent times.
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St. Clare of Assisi: A Little Plant or a Mighty Oak?

East of the Piazza del Commune in Assisi, stands the Cathedral of San Rufino. Near the church and its adjacent piazza once stood the home of the nobleman and knight, Favarone Offreduccio and his wife, Ortulana.
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