Who is Saint Catherine of Siena?
Apr29

Who is Saint Catherine of Siena?

Saint Catherine of Siena was a theologian who possessed a strong connection to the Catholic Church, a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic Philosopher. She was born and raised in Siena where at a young age dedicated her life completely to God at a young age. Although her parents disapproved of her choice, she eventually joined the Sisters of the Penance of St. Dominic. Soon after taking her vows she received a mystical phenomenon called stigmata and experienced a mystical marriage.

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Who is Saint Katharine Drexel?
Mar03

Who is Saint Katharine Drexel?

Although, Martin Luther King Jr. may be the most famous of all people to advocate for the plight of minorities in the United States, he wasn’t the first. Nearly a century before the civil rights movement, there was Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People.

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The Story of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Nov17

The Story of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

We will be celebrating the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary on November 17. In time for this occasion, let us look back to the story of this remarkable woman. The patron saint of hospitals, nurses, bakers, brides, widows, dying children and homeless people lived a remarkable life filled with lessons that we can learn from.

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Saint Frances of Rome
Feb18

Saint Frances of Rome

Saint Frances of Rome, as the Patron Saint of Motorists and Automobile drivers, pray for us to stay safe on the roads in life. Amen.

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Perpetua and Felicity
Feb17

Perpetua and Felicity

Perpetua is the Patron Saint of — Cattle, death of children, martyrs.

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Saint Katharine Drexel
Feb17

Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Drexel’s crowning achievement was the founding of Xavier University in New Orleans, the first university in the United States for African Americans.

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Who is Saint Rita of Cascia?
May19

Who is Saint Rita of Cascia?

As Rita was growing up, her parent happily supported her desire to live a life of prayer and setup an oratory in their home. Although they were reluctant when at age 12, Rita decided to fully dedicate herself to God. They won out and were able to give her in marriage at the age 18 to a impulsive young man. After 18 years of marriage and 2 sons, Rita lost her devoted husband and shortly after her 2 sons. One night as Rita was praying...

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Who is Saint Agatha
Feb05

Who is Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha was another martyr of legendary status. Agatha was a Sicilian virgin from a noble family. She was said to have rejected the advances of the governor of Sicily resulting in the charge of being a Christian. She was threatened with torture if she did not renounce Christ, but her answer was, “I am a handmaid of Christ & bear the appearance of a slave, which is of the highest nobility.” Saint Agatha was held in...

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Who is Saint Agnes?
Jan21

Who is Saint Agnes?

Saint Agnes is one of the most glorious saints in the calendar of the Roman Church. The name “Agnes”, means ‘lamb’ in Latin, but in Greek it is ‘the pure one'”. One day thirteen year old Agnes, was returning home from school, she happened to meet Symphronius, a son of the city prefect. At once he became passionately attracted to her and tried to win her by precious gifts. Agnes rejected him, saying:...

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Who is Saint Lucy? Find out in 60 seconds
Dec12

Who is Saint Lucy? Find out in 60 seconds

Who is Saint Lucy and what is she known for? Find out in 60 seconds. St. Lucy was born in Sicily, where she also died. She was of a noble Greek family, and was brought up as a Christian by her mother. Lucy’s mother was suffering from hemorrhage which guided them to visit St. Agatha. After praying devoutly at the tomb, Agatha appeared to her in a dream and consoled her. Her mother was miraculously cured and Lucy asked permission to vow...

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Who is Saint Barbara? Find Out in 60 Seconds
Dec05

Who is Saint Barbara? Find Out in 60 Seconds

Hi, and welcome to Saint Feast Days in 60 Seconds from the Catholic Faith Store. Saint Barbara was the daughter of a Pagan man who worshiped false Gods. She was very beautiful and he had her enclosed in a tower, locked away, from the snares of men. During this time in the tower she secretly became a Christian and vowed virginity. During one of his absences, she had a third window put in the tower to honor the Holy Trinity. And even...

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St. Frances Cabrini — First US Citizen to Become a Saint
Nov13

St. Frances Cabrini — First US Citizen to Become a Saint

November 13 is the day the Church celebrates the feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Often described as frail and diminutive, St. Frances Cabrini achieved much in her 67 years and leaves behind an impressive resume of accomplishments, including founding the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and establishing nearly seventy orphanages, schools, and hospitals, throughout Europe, North, South, and Central America. In 1946 she became...

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Saint Faustina & The Divine Mercy
Oct05

Saint Faustina & The Divine Mercy

Saint Faustina & The Divine Mercy “You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.” “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!” Pin...

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Even in doubt, God has a plan — Blessed Mother Teresa
Sep05

Even in doubt, God has a plan — Blessed Mother Teresa

“In my soul, I feel just the terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing.” It may surprise many that these words would ever be uttered by Blessed Mother Teresa. But they were; Blessed Mother Teresa often wrote letters to a few trusted friends and spiritual directors expressing how she doubted her faith and felt completely abandoned by God at times throughout her lifetime....

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St. Mary Magdalene — Surprising Facts
Jul22

St. Mary Magdalene — Surprising Facts

Besides Mary, Mother of Jesus, the other well-known Mary in the New Testament is Mary Magdalene. These two prominent figures in the Catholic Church share the same name, but that’s where their similarities end. Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene couldn’t be more different. The Blessed Virgin Mary was born without original sin and was pure, while Mary Magdalene was a sinner and a prostitute. Or was she? As with many figures in the...

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Saint Catherine of Siena — Feast Day April 29th
May03

Saint Catherine of Siena — Feast Day April 29th

The Feast Day for Saint Catherine of Siena is April 29th St. Catherine of Siena was a great philosopher and theologian and is considered a Doctor of the Church. is the patron saint of fire prevention, illness, miscarriage, Europe and nurses. At the age of 6, a vision of the Lord came to her and she became very spiritual. She died at the early age of 33 and was canonized in 1461. In 1970, Pope Paul VI granted her the title of Doctor of...

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5 Steps To Sainthood–Will You Be A Future Saint?
Apr24

5 Steps To Sainthood–Will You Be A Future Saint?

[SlideDeck2 id=569 iframe=1]   The canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on April 27, 2014 will be an exciting time for Catholics around the world. Millions of people will be watching in person and on TV, an event similar in popularity to Prince William and Kate’s royal wedding or the Super Bowl. What makes this event so exciting is that Pope John Paul II is breaking the record for becoming the fastest saint in...

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A New Saint – Kateri Tekakwitha
Oct25

A New Saint – Kateri Tekakwitha

I had never heard about the “North American martyrs” growing up.  But I moved to New Mexico and our parish priest here liked to talk about them. These were 8 priests who came during the early 1600s to convert the Native people along the northeast coast up into Canada. The Hurons were a fierce tribe. When sickness broke out, it was easy to blame it on the foreigners. The priests were tortured in especially brutal ways by the Mohawks....

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