“I was sorting through a box of State Children’s Department correspondence and I opened up a letter, and it was from Mary MacKillop,” Flinders University PhD student Cherrie de Leiuen said.
Pope Francis on Saturday approved the advancement in the causes for sainthood of eight men and women, including two Palestinian nuns and an 20th century Italian wife and mother.
December 11th is the Feast Day of Pope St. Damasus I.
Bob Rice, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, talks about St. Juan Diego, the humble, faithful man God used as His instrument to share the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We celebrated the feast day of St. Juan Diego on 9 December.
Every month, the "CatholicTV Network" reflects on a different "obscure Saint" that many of us may never have heard of. In this video, learn about Blessed Rafal Chylinski, whose feast day is celebrated on December 2.
Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri Tekakwitha was a bold and courageous young Native American woman who defied cultural expectations by dedicating her life to Jesus Christ in the harsh world of 17th century North America.
Chiara Corbella met her husband Enrico while on pilgrimage. Several years later they married and conceived their first child. They were no doubt thrilled with the news of the life growing inside of Chiara, but in the middle of the pregnancy the doctors informed Chiara that the child was not developing properly and would not be able to sustain her own life outside of the womb. Rather than abort baby Maria, Chiara carried her to full term, held her briefly, and watched her pass into the next life.
Once upon a time, in 1971 (yeah, not that long ago!), in Sassello, Italy a girl named Chiara Luce was born. She was an average girl who liked to sing and play tennis. She even failed math one year. She never did anything “big” like found a hospital or religious order, but she went to Church regularly and tried to love God and live the Gospel in her life.
Today, as the world commemorates Veterans or Remembrance Day, the Catholic Church also celebrates the feast day of St. Martin of Tours, who was a soldier in the Roman Army. What can we learn from the story of this great Saint? Watch this video for more.
In a November 7 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope approved decrees on the heroic virtues of eight servants of God, who may now be honored with the title “venerable.” All but one lived during the 20th century.
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