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S+L BLOG: Saints



Salt + Light presents a series of blogs reflecting on Advent and Christmas by Bishop William McGrattan, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, and S+L CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB. The series will look at Mary, Joseph, the Word Made Flesh, and the Magi, and will be spread over the next two weeks. We begin by Remembering ...read more
The full text of Pope Beendict XVI’s homily at the Mass concluding the XIII Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the New Evangelization. Dear Brother Bishops, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters, The miracle of the healing of blind Bartimaeus comes at a significant point in the structure of Saint Mark’s ...read more
Among the seven new saints canonized by Benedict XVI this past weekend, maybe one of the lesser known new saints is Anna Schäffer, an example of how to accept pain and suffering. Anna was born in Mindelstetten, German on February 18, 1882. Her family was not a rich family and the death of her father ...read more
Beatified by Blessed John Paul II in 1980, Kateri Tekakwitha was proclaimed the first Native woman saint by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21, 2012. Saint on October 21, 2012 ...read more
Sister Marianne Cope (formerly Barbara Koob) was born January 23, 1838 and baptized the following day in what is now Hessen, West Germany. The young Sister Marianne worked as a teacher and hospital administrator in New York. In 1870, she was elected superior of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Seven years later she became second ...read more
Lisa Charleyboy and John Copegog during the filming of reenactments for In Her Footsteps. by Gillian Kantor “Catherine Tekakwitha is the name of the sainted young woman, who I am going to write about. She is today so renowned in New France because of the extraordinary marvels that God has performed and continues to perform ...read more
Just as the faithful of Vancouver have a pilgrimage to celebrate the feast of Assumption, Catholics in Edmonton have their own shrine to visit on this feast. The Skaro shrine, located 80 km northeast of Edmonton, was built at the turn of the 20th century by residents of the Polish settlement there. In 1904 residents ...read more
Today’s photo of the day is courtesy of WYD Rio 2013. The official WYD prayer was launched July 13 during a mass with Archbishop Joao Orani Tempesta. A participant holds the sheet of paper with images of the WYD patrons saints and intercessors printed on it. The words in the centre of the page say ...read more
Yesterday the universal church celebrated Elizabeth of Portugal known in her home country as Saint Queen Elizabeth. Elizabeth born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1271, she was the daughter of Peter III of Aragon and was married off to King Denis of Portugal in 1282.  From the beginning Elizabeth showed a great compassion to the poor. ...read more