2 August is the feast of St. Peter Eymard, a man known as the Apostle of the Blessed Sacrament, and had a strong devotion to Eucharistic Adoration. Watch this video to reflect on the message of this great Saint.
On August 1, the Catholic Church celebrates St. Alphonsus Liguori, the eighteenth-century bishop who is honored as a Doctor of the Church for his missionary zeal and his accomplishments as a moral theologian. The Catholic Church canonized St. Alphonsus in 1839, and declared him to be a Doctor of the Church in 1871. Visit this article to read more about his life.
He's a saint who is not very well known outside of Spain, but nonetheless, he's a key figure in the Catholic Church. His message inspired St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Ignatius of Loyola. He's also credited with the conversion of St. John of God and St. Francis Borgia. His name is St. John of Ávila, the patron of Spanish priests. He is one of the patrons of World Youth Day in Madrid. In fact, the Pope is planning on declaring him Doctor of the Church during that gathering!
On 31 July we celebrate the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, one of the Patron Saints of World Youth Day 2011. Watch this video to listen to the Holy Father reflect on this great Saint.
The Catholic Church considers abortion to be murder of an innocent human being, and an unspeakable evil – and so some people might be surprised that a woman who is being seriously considered for sainthood also had an abortion. Visit this article to read about her conversion, and about her impressive attitude and commitment to the pro-life cause!
Today’s Chinese Catholics, especially those who are persecuted for the fidelity to the Bishop of Rome, would be strengthened by the example of brave witnesses who held firm until the end, Cardinal Zen suggested. So why hasn't Francis Ford been beatified asks George Weigel.
What impact have your grandparents had in your life? On this feast of the grandparents of Jesus - St. Joachim and St. Anne - let us reflect on the role our own grandparents. Watch this video to listen to a prayer to honour this feast day!
On today’s feast of St. James the greater (25 July), let us reflect James's rich prayer life, his generous adherence to Christ, and his determination to follow the right path to salvation.
On 25 July, we remember the life of the Apostle James, also known as 'James the Greater'. St. James was one of Jesus' closest companions, and was chosen to see Christ transfigured on the Mount. Watch this video to reflect on this great Saint.
Among Rome's beautiful churches, one was built especially for Spaniards. It's called the “Spanish National Church of Santiago and Montserrat,” dedicated to St. James. It took nearly four centuries to finish and in the process its gone through several names and even locations. The feast of St. James falls on 25 July.
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