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Praying with Saint Francis of Assisi

The Church honors Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4. Pope Francis took his papal name after Saint Francis; the name recalls the saint’s commitment to the poor as well […]read more

Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome is proof that saints aren’t perfect. In fact, Saint Jerome was known as crabby, irritable, and sarcastic, and yet he still made it to sainthood—of course, by asking […]read more

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Saint Bernard had no aspirations beyond a simple monastic life; however, he became a superstar of the twelfth-century Church. At twenty-two, Bernard joined an austere order of Benedictines called the […]read more

Celebrate the Saints this Week (14th Week in Ordinary Time)

This week, the Church celebrates several saints, including Saint Augustine Zhao Rong (July 9), Saint Benedict (July 11), and Saint Henry (July 13). Catholic Digest offers prayers and reflections so […]read more

Summer Saints

The Church celebrates the exemplary lives of saints throughout the year. During the summer months, remind your children and their families about some of these special people. Summer Saints includes […]read more

Saint Rita of Cascia

This 14th-century saint endured a great deal of violence and sadness in her life, including physical abuse and the death of her spouse and her twin sons. She expressed interest […]read more

Saint Isidore the Farmer (1070–1130)

Two saints who lived in different times and came from different backgrounds share the name Isidore. One, Saint Isidore of Seville, lived around 560–636 and was a bishop credited with […]read more

Saint Damien of Molokai

Saint Damien of Molokai was born Joseph de Veuster in a small town in Belgium. After years of working on his family’s farm, he began to study for the priesthood. […]read more

Divine Mercy Sunday

Pope John Paul II wrote and spoke extensively about God’s divine mercy. His devotion to divine mercy began when he was growing up in Poland during World War II. He […]read more

Saint Philip, the Apostle (1st Century)

Saint Philip was born in Bethsaida in Galilee, the hometown of Peter and Andrew. A disciple of John the Baptist, Philip was a quiet and humble man. He may have […]read more

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