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Christian Saints & Heroes

This princess saint was not Harry Potter's owl: St. Hedwig of Silesia Watch

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Readers who find this story through a search engine probably were looking for information about Hedwig, Harry Potter's snowy owl. Wroclaw, ... continue reading


These are the four women being canonized with John Henry Newman Watch

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Pope Francis will canonize four women alongside John Henry Newman this Sunday. These women -- a stigmatist, a mystic, a Roman orphan, and ... continue reading



Will the real St. Francis please stand up? Watch

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St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there's a lesser known side to the friar as well a ... continue reading


This secular Franciscan lived among lepers. Could he become Zimbabwe's first saint? Watch

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British-born John Bradburne, who died in Zimbabwe 40 years ago, could be on his way to becoming the country's first canonized saint. ... continue reading


Padre Pio carried Christ crucified in his flesh, Capuchin minister general says Watch

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Padre Pio, who had the physical marks of Christ's passion on his body, showed Christ crucified to the world, Minister General Fr. Roberto ... continue reading


Robert Bellarmine, the saint who defended the Church with charity Watch

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St. Robert Bellarmine, whose feast is celebrated Sept. 17 on the General Roman Calendar, was a Jesuit and a cardinal who used his ... continue reading



Irish Church confirms miracle at Knock Watch

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The Church in Ireland has confirmed that a woman with multiple sclerosis was miraculously healed in 1989 following a visit to the Marian ... continue reading


Get your gorgeous Knights Templar certificate today! Watch

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Nearly 100 people have completed their adventure with the Knights Templar on Catholic Online School. Are you next?  LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


John Henry Newman to be canonized Oct. 13 Watch

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Pope Francis will canonize Bl. John Henry Newman on October 13 of this year. The Vatican made the announcement on Monday. Newman was an ... continue reading


Feast of the Deacon St Vincent Calls the Church and her Deacons to Heroic Virtue

Image of Vincent was born in the Third Century in Huesca, Spain and born again to eternal life only four days into the fourth century. He lived in Saragossa where he served the holy Bishop Valerius as a Deacon.He was one of the scores of Christians who suffered brutal persecution under the evil Roman emperor named Diocletian. Diocletian is associated with the last of the ten persecutions of the nascent undivided Christian Church of the first millennium of our history.  Like many early deacons of the undivided Church such as Stephen, Lawrence and Ephrem, the hagiography which has been passed down through the Church records his holiness of life and heroic virtue. He lived the way he died, as a sign of the power of the Gospel and the truth of the presence of the Risen Jesus Christ in our midst.

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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