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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

Saint of the Internet: Isidore of Seville

Saint Isidore of Seville was born in Cartagena, Spain. He had an older brother, Leander, a younger brother, Fulgentius, as well as a sister, Florentina. Leander was quite a bit […]read more

A Pair of March Saints: Frances of Rome, John of God

  Things were clearly different in the 15th century. At just 11 years old, Frances of Rome announced that she was committing her life to God as a religious sister. […]read more

World Day of the Sick

Ask a child to share a prayer of petition and it’s likely that they will pray for a friend, relative, or pet who is sick. Each year on February 11, […]read more

Winter Patron Saints

On February 3, Catholics celebrate the Feast of Saint Blaise, patron of those suffering from throat ailments. Who is the patron of people with earaches or those with other illnesses? […]read more

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