BLOG: Saints
Quick: tell me your favourite thing about St. Agileus. St. Cannatus? St. Fortunatus? St. Thecla? Fr. Matt Gworek explores the wonderful variety of saints. ...read more
As we celebrate the memorial of St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, read this beautiful prayer written by Pope St. John Paul II in 2004. ...read more
Read about St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher: two heroic saints who defied a tyrannical king and gave their lives rather than act against their conscience. ...read more
Read this reflection on the role of St. Joseph. Nowhere in the Gospels do we ever hear anything Joseph says... but he is a man of action. ...read more
Test your knowledge: Of these, how many were Franciscans? Junipero Serra, Peter of Alcántara, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua, Maximillian Kolbe, St. Padre Pio, Marianne Cope, Elizabeth of Hungary, Angela Merici, St. Brigid of Sweden, Elizabeth of Portugal, Thomas More and Pope John XXIII? This week, on the SLHour, author Robert Ellsberg lists about 100 Franciscan saints and tells us what we can learn from them. ...read more
A political prisoner of the Communist regime for thirteen years, nine of which he spent in solitary confinement, Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan’s experience is a powerful testimony of faith in the Eucharist and in the power of forgiveness and the redemptive value of the cross. Cardinal Van Thuan’s writings and spiritual insights written in ...read more