Christian Saints & Heroes
By • Catholic Online • 2/23/2011
Over the next few days, while preparations are made for his funeral, the Pro-Life world will be filled with well deserved accolades for Bernie. I know he would not feel worthy. Over the years I came to see that the man I first met kneeling in prayer carried with him an extraordinary burden for ...
By • Catholic Online • 2/14/2011
The beauty, power and greatness of the Redemptorists subsist in their total dedication to the mission of Christ whereby they share the self-renunciation of their crucified Lord, the virginal freedom of his heart and his wholehearted offering of himself for the life of the world. In this way ...
By • Catholic Online • 2/6/2011
On October 17 last, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI canonized the very popular Brother André Bessette. The joy in Rome, Montreal, and in all of the houses of the Holy Cross Congregation was intense. All those longing for the conversion of America should share that joy, for this Canadian mystic was ...
By • Vatican Information Service • 2/3/2011
\'Another question very dear to this saint was the centrality of Christ\'s humanity. ... This lay at the basis of the importance she attributed to meditation on the Passion, and to the Eucharist as the presence of Christ in the Church, for the life of all believers and as the heart of the liturgy. ...
By • Catholic Online • 1/28/2011
"This much is abundantly manifest: by his words and by the example of his life [St. Thomas Aquinas] taught . . . that the greatest obedience, the greatest reverence was owed to the authority of the Catholic Church" -- Pope Pius XII GLADE PARK, CO (Catholic Online) -- St. Thomas Aquinas was born in ...
By • Catholic Online • 1/18/2011
The sentiment of the faithful "Santo Subito" echoed as the Church discerned the cause of his canonization. Now, he will be raised to the Altar on the Feast of Divine Mercy and the faithful will call him "Blessed John Paul II." We will soon affirm what miracles effected ...
Vatican Information Service • 1/13/2011
In her mystical experiences, Catherine never received specific revelations on Purgatory or on the souls being purified there. She did not see Purgatory as a place of transit in the depths of the earth: it is not an exterior fire, but an interior fire. She did not use the hereafter as a basis to ...
By • The Catholic Herald (UK) • 1/6/2011
Deacon Jack Sullivan, whose severe spinal condition was miraculously cured after he prayed to Cardinal Newman, said the girl's mother called him after the Mass to say her daughter's pain had suddenly disappeared. Deacon Sullivan also said that Newman was "still with me, very dramatically so". He ...
Vatican Information Service • 12/30/2010
'She strongly invites us always to allow ourselves to be guided by God, to do His will every day even if it does not always correspond to our own plans, and to trust in His Providence which never abandons us.' VATICAN CITY, (VIS) - The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during Wednesday's ...
Vatican Information Service • 12/16/2010
St. Veronica Giuliani invites us, in our lives as Christians, to fortify our union with the Lord, abandoning ourselves to His will with complete and total trust, and our union with the Church, the Bride of Christ. She invites us to participate in the tormented love of the crucified Jesus, for the ...
Browse Saints by Alphabet
Patron Saints by Alphabet
Born in 1579, John Ogilvie belonged to Scottish nobility. Raised a Calvinist, he was educated on the continent. Exposed to the religious controversies of his day and impressed with the faith of the martyrs, he decided to become a Catholic. In 1596, at age seventeen he was received into the Church at Louvain. Later John attended a variety of Catholic educational ... continue reading
According to his legend, Sebastian was born at Narbonne, Gaul. He became a soldier in the Roman army at Rome in about 283, and encouraged Marcellian and Marcus, under sentence of death, to remain firm in their faith. Sebastian made numerous converts: among them were the master of the rolls, Nicostratus, who was in charge of prisoners and his wife, Zoe, a deaf ... continue reading
Although we have evidence that Agatha was venerated at least as far back as the sixth century, the only facts we have about her are that she was born in Sicily and died there a martyr. In the legend of her life, we are told that she belonged to a rich, important family. When she was young, she dedicated her life to God and resisted any men who wanted to ... 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
Catholic Online has updated its Saints page with thousands of new entries and updates! An ideal place to find everything you want to know about the saints. Whether you have a special devotion, an academic interest, or even just casual curiosity, this page is all you need.
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
Catholic Online offers the largest searchable database of Catholic Saints on the internet.
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|