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When Is a Chair Not a Chair?

Visitors at the Vatican can view the remains of a simple wooden chair associated with Saint Peter that is kept above the main altar at Saint Peter’s Basilica. But when […]read more

Honoring Our Lady of Loreto

Pope Francis has decreed that the celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto be added to the General Roman Calendar as an optional memorial for December 10, the date […]read more

Saint Ambrose

When Saint Ambrose became bishop of Milan, he had some catching up to do. In fact, at the time, Ambrose was not yet a priest, nor was he even baptized […]read more

More November Saints and Feasts

We remember all the saints and those on their way to Heaven throughout the month of November. Here are a few we shine a spotlight on in our seasonal resources […]read more

Saints and Feast Days

Five years ago, my husband and I were returning home heavy-hearted from a vacation out west. My younger brother had died in May after a short but rough battle with […]read more

Honoring Saints and All the Faithful Departed

Friday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation). This is immediately followed by The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) on Saturday, November […]read more

Harvest Time Saints

Saints provide excellent models of service and faith to children. It’s never too early to introduce the children to saints, any one of whom may become a lifelong inspiration. Play […]read more

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

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Nicholle Check, senior editor, joined Pflaum Publishing Group in 2014. Throughout her 25-year career in publishing […]

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Joan McKamey, project editor, joined the Gospel Weeklies editorial team in September 2016. […]

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