By: David Day
St. Anthony came to me while in graduate school in Austin Texas. I had prayed a novena to Him to help find work and to help start my adult life responsibly. After a job interview, I went to gas my car, and a thin man suddenly appeared, asking for a ride to a relative's house. Somehow, I trusted him and wanted more than anything to help him. He was a vietnam vet named Anthony who was rebuilding his life. He said strange things like "Austin always gives one a hand up" and "Your cup is empty until you give fully". At his destination, he hugged me, closed the door, and simply disappeared visually. His hug relieved all my worries and stress, and I broke into tears of joy. I drove to the nearest church (it was late at night) and found an open chapel, thanking God and rededicating my life to Good. I got home to find a message that I had received the job. I went to mark the day on my Catholic calendar and saw that the next day was June 13, 1991 - the feast of Saint Anthony of Padova.
Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.
Abbot and disciple of St. Anthony the Great, companion of St. Hesychius. He was born in Tabatha, Palestine, and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. He stayed with St. Anthony in the desert there ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
St. Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France on January 7, 1844. Her parents were very poor and she was the first of nine children. She was baptized at St. Pierre's, the local parish church, on January 9. As a toddler, Bernadette contracted cholera and suffered extreme ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we ... continue reading
Nothing is known about St. Sebastian's youth other than the fact he may have come from southern France and he was educated in Milan. He joined the Roman Army in 283 AD, ostensibly to be of service to other Christians who were being persecuted by the Romans. St. ... continue reading
There is a romantic legend that the mother of Thomas Becket was a Saracen princess who followed his father, a pilgrim or crusader, back from the Holy Land, and wandered about Europe repeating the only English words she knew, "London" and "Becket," until she found him. ... continue reading
By Billy Atwell
In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October 17, the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch. St. Ignatius of Antioch is a bishop and martyr of the Church who died in the year 107. He was torn ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes