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Tekakwitha becomes the first Native American to be canonized Watch

Image of Born in 1656 to an Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father, Tekakwitha -- was converted by Jesuit missionaries as a child. After surviving smallpox and left orphaned, she became known for her deep spiritualism before dying at just 24.

Tekakwitha, a Native American known for her life of simplicity and sacrifice in the service of the Catholic Church became one of two ... continue reading


American health care pioneer Mother Marianne Cope canonized Watch

Image of American health care pioneer Mother Marianne Cope was canonized this past weekend. Mother Marianne, renowned for her work with Hansen's disease, is one of only 10 Americans thus far to have achieved sainthood.

American health care pioneer Mother Marianne Cope was canonized this past weekend. Mother Marianne, renowned for her work with Hansen's ... continue reading


Feast of St Ingnatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr: I am God's Wheat Watch

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"I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. ... continue reading


In Praise of Blessed John Henry Newman Watch

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In the person of Blessed John Henry Newman, we find a man who lived his life dedicated to the true and to the good, to truth and ... continue reading


St. Michael the Archangel defend us!

Image of St. Michael is normally depicted in battle defeating the devil.

Of all the saints, few are as revered as St. Michael, the Archangel. Called upon to intercede in times of danger, Michael is the patron ... continue reading


Living Six Months with St. Augustine Watch

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It's perhaps not common to take a bishop to bed with you in the evening, to share a cup of coffee with him in the morning, to write about ... continue reading


Heroic Faith: Ave Maria Radio's Al Kresta Celebrates 15 years after Miraculous Recovery Watch

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Kresta said he did not feel sad. "The message came through clearly. "At that moment, I did not grieve for my lost leg, because in ... continue reading


St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Theological Virtue of Hope Watch

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"We can therefore hope in the glory of heaven promised by God to those who love him and do his will. In every circumstance, each one of us ... continue reading


Feast of St James: Learning to Drink from the Chalice of the Lord and the Great Christian Revolution

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Saint Jose Maria Escriva once wrote "The great Christian revolution has been to convert pain into fruitful suffering and to turn a bad ... continue reading


St Bridget of Sweden and the Pope Call Christian Married Couples to be the 'Sweet and Smiling Face of the Church' Watch

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Bridget married Ulf and together, as a fruit of their love, they had eight children. In the hearth of the home she learned the way of ... continue reading


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