My younger son was diagnosed with a mild form of autism 2 years ago. He will be 5 this week. Before I knew what was wrong, when he was 2, he was very difficult to handle. He didn't understand or even listen to the majority of the things I said. I was exhausted. I took him walking everyday to pick up his big brother at school. The only way to exit was though a parking lot and he did not want to stay in his stroller. I went in one direction and he went in another toward a parked car. I turned and saw him touch the license plate; it had my father's initial on it. My father died when my son was born. I said a little prayer and asked my father to keep my little boy safe. We continued walking home along a busy street. Something took my attention from keeping that constant eye on my son. Maybe it was sheer exhaustion. The next second my son was in the street with traffic stopped in both directions. I ran to pick him up. Later I thought about the angel my father had been to us then. Since then he has "shown up" a few times... when I most need it and least expect it.
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.
St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. He was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus and his attribute is a club. Images of St. Jude often include ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Her mother was an Algonquin, who was captured by the Mohawks and who took a Mohawk chief for her ... 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
St. Joan de Lestonnac was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1556. She married at the age of seventeen. The happy marriage produced four children, but her husband died suddenly in 1597. After her children were raised, she entered the Cistercian monastery at Toulouse. Joan ... continue reading
Franciscan missionary and traveler. Born Odoric Mattiussi at Villanova, near Pordenone, Italy, he entered the Franciscans in 1300 and became a hermit. After several years, he took to preaching in the region of Udine, northern Italy, attracting huge crowds ... 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