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St. Thomas Aquinas: Master Theologian, Mystic, and Poet

…Aquinas is truly one of the most influential saints of the Church, his work helping to define and articulate many Catholic doctrines in addition to harmonizing the faith with the natural light of human reason.  Because of this, he is the patron saint of philosophers, theologians, apologists,…

Everything You Need to Know about the Divine Mercy Devotion

…to heal it, pressing it to My merciful Heart."  He also said to her, "You are the secretary of My Mercy. I have chosen you for that office in this and the next life." In visions that followed, Jesus asked Saint Faustina to be His instrument for spreading the message of His Mercy to all the world.…

9 Saintly Modern Lay Women To Inspire You Throughout The Year

Who are the first five women who come to mind when you think of female saints? (Take a moment to name those five before continuing to read.) When I stopped to consider five female saints, I thought of St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Agnes, and St. Clare.…

St. Elizabeth of Hungary & The Litany of Humility: A Powerful Combination

St. Elizabeth of Hungary is my patron saint. (My middle name is Elizabeth.) As I’ve gotten older, and especially in recent years, I’ve become increasingly fascinated by this queen-saint from the Middle Ages. She managed to cram what seems like a century’s worth of prayer, drama, and service into 24…

Saint Maximus the Confessor and the Humbled

Early Life: Saint Maximus the Confessor was born to Byzantine nobility and quickly became involved in Byzantium's political atmosphere. After being chief secretary to the Emperor Heraclius, he had a powerful conversion experience that would change his life forever. Introduction to religious life:…

The Remarkable Martins: The Miracle that Made Saints Louis & Zelie

…of Carmen below. St. Therese of Lisieux once said of her parents, "God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth." Learn more about their family life in the book A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux–Saints Thérèse, Louis, and Zélie. Saints Louis & Zelie, pray for us!

Today, October 5, the Church celebrates ...

Today, October 5, the Church celebrates ...

…as well as her Guardian Angel and certain saints. Jesus gave her the mission to proclaim his infinite, powerful, loving mercy to the whole world, especially to hardened sinners and those facing the hour of their death. St. Faustina, as Jesus' "secretary and apostle of Divine Mercy", faithfully…