saints

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The Apostle of Ireland

St. Patrick continues to be a popular saint well beyond the Ireland that he so loved. But after 1,500 years, one must wonder what it is about his story that has such longstanding appeal.
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Saints Be Praised!

The saints and blesseds are special signs of God’s activity.
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Josephine Bakhita

A Prayer for Josephine

St. Josephine Bakhita bore scars throughout her body from years of slavery, yet her courageous heart remained unblemished.
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Jeremy Alexander, an iconographer and second-year theology teacher at Detroit Cristo Rey High School, is pictured Dec. 18, 2023, with a mural he created on a wall of the school's small chapel. Painted in his signature Byzantine style, the mural features 37 diverse saints, artists, poets, civil rights leaders and human rights activists. (OSV News photo/Steven Stechschulte, special to the Detroit Catholic)

Teacher’s mural features 37 diverse saints, artists, poets, civil rights leaders

Kim Redigan used to look out the window of Detroit Cristo Rey High School's small chapel as she prayed.
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saints at the vatican | Photo by Xavier Coiffic on Unsplash

Saints of September

Here are a handful of saints we celebrate in the month of September.
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Maria the Merciful

Reflect St. Maria Goretti’s life was short but her legacy looms over the Church and its people. She forgave her killer before she drew her last breath. Could you be so forgiving? Pray God of martyrs,Maria Goretti only made it ...
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