BLOG: Saints and Blesseds
St. Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975) is best known as the founder of Opus Dei, a Catholic organization of laypeople and priests, which functions on the principle that every single person is called to holiness in their ordinary daily life, wherever God has called them to be. In preparation for his feast day today, we have been ...read more
In 1799, two monks were killed while defending the Eucharist. What can we take from the witness of Eucharistic martyrs to inform our own faith lives? ...read more
Fr. Michael McGivney is going to be beatified. Who was he? And why is he important to the Church today, more than a hundred years after his death? ...read more
Of all the saints that have lived and died in the city of Rome, only St. Philip Neri is called the "Apostle of Rome". What makes him so special? ...read more
In 1374, St. Catherine of Siena's hometown experienced an outbreak of the bubonic plague. What can we learn from this great saint and her approach to life? ...read more
As our lives are shaken by the coronavirus crisis, there is another contagious virus that is knocking at our door: fear. Here's what we can learn from the example of St. Joseph. ...read more