Question: My daughter and I are doing research on a Saint from China (she is adopted from there). What is St. Lucy Yi ZhenMei the patron saint of?
On 11 October, the Church honors the memory of Pope John XXIII. Blessed John XXIII is not only well known for having convened the Second Vatican Council, but is also remembered as being the Pope who never stopped smiling! Watch this video for more.
Thanks to the healing of a young man from the United States, who was severely injured in a rollerblading accident, Italian Blessed Louis Guanella will be among three new saints proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI in late October.
Sister Faustina Kowalska is already a Polish saint, honored around the world. Catholics Cardinals from around the world are also now hoping she will be declared a Doctor of the Church. Seven Cardinals have written to Pope, asking him to begin the process. Watch this video to find out more.
5 October is the feast of St. Faustina Kowalska - a Polish Nun to whom Jesus appeared, making her His Apostle of Divine Mercy for the World. Watch this video to reflect on the holiness of this Saint, and the message of Divine Mercy.
October 4th is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi - a great Saint honoured around the world by people of all faiths for his love of nature and of peace. St Francis was born in Assisi in 1182, and gave up his inheritance to follow Christ. Watch this video to reflect on a famous prayer by this humble Saint.
On Oct. 4, Roman Catholics celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian deacon who brought renewal to the Church through his decision to follow Jesus' words as literally as possible. In a January 2010 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI recalled this “giant of holiness” as a “great saint and a joyful man,” who taught the Church that “the secret of true happiness” is “to become saints, close to God.” Visit this article for a reflection on St. Francis.
October 1st is the feast day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (also know as 'The Little Flower'. St. Therese entered a convent at the age of 15, and died at the young age of 24. Yet she is the co-patron of Catholic Missions, and a Doctor of the Church. Watch this video to learn more!
On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors Saint Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia. St. Wenceslaus is the Patron Saint of the Czech Republic - watch this video to listen to the Pope's reflection on the life of this great Saint.
On 27 September, the Church celebrates the feast of a Saint who is one of the greatest examples of Christian charity - St. Vincent de Paul. Watch this video to reflect on St. Vincent de Paul's love for the poor. Can you learn to love others in this way?
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