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Cause for canonization opened for Filipino Jesuit who traded his life for that of his attacker Watch

Image of Richie Fernando died protecting his attacker.

Brother Richie Fernando was a 26 year-old Jesuit seminarian from the Philippines when in 1996 he died protecting his Cambodian students ... continue reading

Pope Francis will beatify two martyrs during visit to Colombia Watch

Image of Pope Francis will beatify two martyrs when he visits Colombia.

During his six-day visit to Colombia in September, Pope Francis will beatify martyrs Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve and Fr. Pedro ... continue reading

One year later, is Fr. Jacques Hamel a saint? Watch

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Tomorrow, July 26, is one year after the brutal murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel by ISIS-affiliated terrorists in France. The bishops of France ... continue reading

Catherine of Siena: We Need Saints for this Missionary Age Watch

Father, raise up women like Catherine of Siena for this new missionary age of your Church. Women who are so in love with you, and so ... continue reading

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

Image of Saint Patrick in blue vestments.

The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an ... continue reading

Here are more interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day few people know Watch

Image of The shamrock is a well-known symbol of Ireland.

Here are some more little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day. 1.    The Irish began celebrating St. Patrick's Day as early ... continue reading

Saint Patrick, the superhero Watch

Image of Saint Patrick is a genuine hero, having changed the world for the better thanks to his devotion to God.

In the middle of the 5th century, the Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages led raids into Roman Britain. His warlords took captives as ... continue reading

St. Ignatius of Antioch: Model of Bravery, Man for our Times Watch

Image of One of many icons of St. Ignatius of Antioch

In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October ... continue reading

St Francis Through the Eyes of His Friend St Bonaventure Watch

Image of Francis of Assisi in prayer

There is so much to write about in this marvelous account of the life of one of my own personal heroes, the saint whose witness led me ... continue reading

My Memoir of St. Padre Pio: Price of Suffering and Beatification by the Brush of Grace

Image of Padre Pio in death.

Miraculous testimony of an elite level gymnast touched by Padre Pio: 'Pio, like all the saints, is like the window-washer that scales ... continue reading

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