Christian Saints & Heroes
By • Catholic Online • 5/1/2011
While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her suffering as a "victim" for the renewal of the Church. On April 29 of that year, around midday, God called her to Himself. Days before her death, she wrote, "If I ...
By • JohnPaulMoments.com • 4/27/2011
Death had appeared all but certain to bystanders when three bullets fired by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca tore through the pope's flesh on May 13, 1981. By John Paul II's assessment, "It was a mother's hand that guided the bullet's path." ROME, Italy (John Paul Moments) - On December 27, ...
By • JohnPaulMoments.com • 4/19/2011
John Paul II looked on the noisiness of our era as an invitation to carve out moments of quiet. He set aside a chunk of his schedule dedicated to spending quality time with Jesus, in the stillness of silence. ROME, Italy (John Paul Moments) - Modern life is noisy. All too easily, gizmos and gadgets ...
By • Catholicism.org • 4/13/2011
On June 6, 2005, Rev. Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin was declared a "Servant of God" by the Catholic Church. His cause is promoted by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and the web site, http://www.demetriusgallitzin.org/. This priest known as the "Apostle of the Alleghenies," and the founder of the ...
By • Standing on My Head • 4/13/2011
Each saint is a unique and marvelous image of Christ fulfilled. Therese Martin or Gemma Galgani or Maria Gorretti or Agnes or Lucy or Cecilia--little girls. Thomas Aquinas and Francis of Assissi and Bonaventure and Bruno--scholars and monks and mendicants. Or Francis Xavier and Maximillian ...
By • Vatican Information Service • 4/7/2011
St. Therese is "one of the 'little ones' of the Gospel who allow themselves to be guided by God, in the depth of His mystery. A guide for all, especially for... theologians. With humility and faith, Therese continually entered the heart of the Scriptures which contain the Mystery of Christ VATICAN ...
By • Catholic News Agency • 4/5/2011
Twenty-two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and a priest beheaded during the French Revolution will be declared "blessed" by the Church in coming months. The Vatican announced April 2 that Pope Benedict XVI had approved 29 beatification decrees and recognized the "heroic virtue" of six candidates ...
By • Zenit News Agency • 3/22/2011
On Saturday, after concluding the retreat, the Holy Father gave an address to Father Léthel and members of the curia.He thanked the preacher, noting, \"With your enthusiasm and your joy, you situated us in the circle of these saints and you showed us that it is precisely the \'little\' saints who ...
By • Le blog de la Bergerie • 3/22/2011
One of the first lessons of the saints is: "Don't be deterred by problems, don't be discouraged by rejections, don't be distracted from the goal! See - and seek - the good in the world. Be part of the sanctification of the world. Know that something else is going on and that it starts with ...
By • Catholic Online • 3/21/2011
In an age given over to the selfish pursuit of illusory pleasure, Joseph should be lifted up as a model to men. He was a man of few words, he spoke through his actions, and he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him.We need fewer words and more action from godly men in this ...
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In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest hospital in Siena. A plague was raging through the city so horrible that as many as twenty people died each day just in the hospital alone. And many of the people who died were those who were needed to tend the ill. It was a desperate situation -- more and more people were falling ill and fewer and ... continue reading
St. Jerome, who was born Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius, was the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. He was born about the year 342 at Stridonius, a small town at the head of the Adriatic, near the episcopal city of Aquileia. His father, a Christian, took care that his son was well instructed at home, then sent him to Rome, where the young man's ... continue reading
St. Genevieve was born about the year 422, at Nanterre near Paris. She was seven years old when St. Germain of Auxerre came to her native village on his way to great Britain to combat the heresy of Pelagius. The child stood in the midst of a crowd gathered around the man of God, who singled her out and foretold her future sanctity. At her desire the holy Bishop ... continue reading
St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been ... continue reading
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