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"As the magnet draws iron": St. Philip Neri’s secret for converting souls
May 25, 2020
Of all the saints that have lived and died in the city of Rome, only St. Philip Neri is called the "Apostle of Rome". What makes him so special?
St. Catherine of Siena and the plague
April 29, 2020
In 1374, St. Catherine of Siena's hometown experienced an outbreak of the bubonic plague. What can we learn from this great saint and her approach to life?
“Do not be afraid”: Saint Joseph and the virus
March 19, 2020
As our lives are shaken by the coronavirus crisis, there is another contagious virus that is knocking at our door: fear. Here's what we can learn from the example of St. Joseph.
Fortunate One: St. Josephine and freedom for the trafficked
February 8, 2020
Learn about St. Josephine Bakhita, who was once a slave and is now the patron saint of human trafficking survivors. Her feast day is February 8th.
St. Francis de Sales and the tale of the wise statue
January 24, 2020
St. Francis de Sales tells a naively profound story about a wise statue which reveals a great truth about our relationship with God.
Telling them apart: Two Saint Marguerites from Montreal
January 12, 2020
Can you name a Saint Marguerite who founded one of the first uncloistered orders for women, which had a profound impact on modern Canada? There are two!
Telling them apart: Thomas Becket and Thomas More
December 29, 2019
Read about Thomas Becket and Thomas More: two Chancellors of England, each killed because they stood up for the Church against a king named Henry.
Telling them apart: So many Johns, part 1 | Two from Ávila
December 14, 2019
Kristina Glicksman explores the lives of two Spanish saints and Doctors of the Church: John of Avila and John of the Cross.
Christopher M. Bellitto
October 11, 2019
What's with all the popes being canonized recently? In this article, Professor Christopher Bellitto gives us the lowdown on papal saints.
Telling them apart: You mean there’s another John Newman/Neumann?
October 9, 2019
How can we distinguish between two saints who had so much in common? Read this blog to learn the difference between Bishop Neumann and Cardinal Newman.
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