Christian Saints & Heroes
By • Catholic Online • 1/5/2013
Apostolic charity refers to living like the first apostles. At the heart of Redemptorist spirituality is Christ's own mission, which was to empty himself, take the form of a servant (Phil. 2:7) and submit to the will of the Father in the work of redemption. Thus, Redemptorists, like the Lord, walk ...
By • Catholic Online • 1/3/2013
Friendship participates in the Love of God from which it derives. Greek, the original language of the New Testament, differentiates between the forms of love.English is limited in that regard. Friendship is a form of love. Those who are Baptized into Christ and choose to live their lives in Him ...
By • Catholic Online • 12/23/2012
'Servant of God Paul VI, Giovanni Battista Montini, Italian, Supreme Pontiff (1897-1978). This is the beginning of the long awaited path to his possible canonization.' The champion of human life, prophetic Pope Paul VI, is now called Venerable. GLADE PARK, CO (Catholic Online) -- On Wednesday, ...
By • Catholic Online • 12/3/2012
Our mission field is our own back yard. The West is pre-Christian - not Post-Christian! Rather than waste any more time bemoaning this fact, rather than join the naysayers, it is time to enter into the new missionary age which stretches out before us. All we need is the intimate personal communion ...
By • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops • 11/10/2012
Day's life was marked by fidelity to the Scriptures, voluntary poverty, the works of mercy and work for peace and justice. She was shot at while working for integration and prayed and fasted for peace at the Second Vatican Council. She died November 29, 1980, at Maryhouse in New York City, where ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/22/2012
Tekakwitha, a Native American known for her life of simplicity and sacrifice in the service of the Catholic Church became one of two Americans among seven others who reached sainthood status this weekend at the Vatican in Rome. The other American, Mother Marianne Cope, who was born in ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/21/2012
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. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In the late 19th Century in Hawaii, people ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/17/2012
"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. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire." (St. Igantius of Antioch) CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - The second Bishop of Antioch, Syria, this disciple of ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/15/2012
St. Teresa's whole life is one of simple beauty and fervent purpose; it is a life contained in Christ. She shows us how to live the same way through Prayer. GLADE PARK, Colorado (Catholic Online) - Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada was born on a Wednesday morning in the Castilian town of ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/9/2012
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 holiness. Without knowing it, he also exuded the other transcendentals. While pursuing the true and the good, Newman's soul not only achieved truth and good, ...
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Frances was born in the city of Rome in 1384 to a wealthy, noble family. From her mother she inherited a quiet manner and a pious devotion to God. From her father, however, she inherited a strong will. She decided at eleven that she knew what God wanted for her -- she was going to be a nun. And that's where her will ran right up against her father's. He told ... continue reading
St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel. This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was called to be an Apostle while sitting in the tax collectors place at Capernaum. Before his conversion he was a publican, i.e., a tax collector by profession. He is ... continue reading
Not much information is known about Elizabeth, but she has the distinction of being one of the first to know about Mary's great blessing as the Mother of God. Zachary was a priest in Jerusalem whose wife, Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, was beyond child-bearing age. He was told by an angel in a vision that they would have a son and should name him John. When he ... continue reading
The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading
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St. Thomas Aquinas knew that all truth finds its source - and its fulfillment - in the One who is Truth Incarnate, Jesus the Christ. In ... continue reading
Vincent was a man like us who encountered the same Risen Lord Jesus whom we have encountered. He struggled with the choices which always ... continue reading
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