St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima has a special claim on our interest for she has the honor of being the first person born in the Western Hemisphere to be canonized by the Church. Only a little more than half a century...

The Story Of Anka Kolesárová

The Story Of Anka Kolesárová

  It may have happened in this way, maybe a little differently, but the sacrifice of love and purity present in this story is solid and indisputable as the stone that stands over her grave...

Murdered Hungarian youth pastor to be beatified as martyr

Murdered Hungarian youth pastor to be beatified as martyr

A young Hungarian priest who was lured into a forest and beaten and stabbed to death is to be the latest East European martyr declared blessed by the Catholic Church. Fr. Janos Brenner, who died in...

Carlo Acutis - Servant of God

Carlo Acutis - Servant of God

Carlo Acutis died at the age of 15 of  a galloping leukaemia, leaving in the memory of all those who knew him a great feeling of emptiness and great admiration for his brief but intense...

Henry Edward Dormer, Servant of God

Henry Edward Dormer, Servant of God

Servant of God, Henry Edward Dormer who was born in Warwickshire, England, and after studies in Europe and in Ireland, made a retreat at age 19 under Father Rudolph Suffield, a Dominican friar, an...

Meet the Young Man People Are Already Calling a Saint

Meet the Young Man People Are Already Calling a Saint

This is so inspiring. Joe Reali might have seemed like a normal young man from the outside: he had friends, went to school, and loved playing football. Which is why it was such a tragedy when he died...

Carlotta Nobile. An art historian, violinist, writer and Italian blogger

Carlotta Nobile. An art historian, violinist, writer and Italian blogger

Carlotta Nobile (Rome, 20th December 1988 - Benevento, 16th July 2013) is known for her courageous testimony in the fight against cancer and for the profound experience of Faith reached in the last...

Testimonies from some of the students from the Samuel Group

Testimonies from some of the students from the Samuel Group

What Is Samuel Group? Samuel Group is a discernment group for young adults, ages 19-30, who meet together once a month from September through April in order to study, pray, and discover their...

BL. ISIDORE BAKANJA, MARTYR

BL. ISIDORE BAKANJA, MARTYR

Bl. Isidore Bakanja, a member of the Boangi tribe, was born in Bokendela (Congo) between 1880 and 1890. In order to survive, even as a boy, he had to work as bricklayer or in farms. He was converted...

Blessed Andrew of Phu Yen - Protomartyr of Vietnam

Blessed Andrew of Phu Yen - Protomartyr of Vietnam

Andrew, from Phu Yen (1624–1644), became a martyr for his faith. Born to a poor mother in the province of Phu Yen, he went on to study with the Jesuits and was baptized when he was sixteen years old....

Santa Teresa de los Andes (1900-1920)

Santa Teresa de los Andes (1900-1920)

Teresa de Los Andes (1900 - 1920) is the first Chilean and the first Discalced Carmelite nun outside Europe to be declared a saint. She was born Juana Fernandez Solar ('Juanita') in Santiago, Chile,...

Blessed Marcel Callo

Blessed Marcel Callo

Marcel Callo was born on December 6, 1921, in Rennes, France, being one of nine children. He was a happy child, who was known to be a leader and a perfectionist. He helped with his household chores...

Montse Grases, a typical girl

Montse Grases, a typical girl

Montse's life was similar to that of any other girl her age, and at the same time, it was filled with God: she encountered Jesus in the normality of her daily routine and she gave herself generously...

Frédéric Ozanam. A Student Who Made a Difference

Frédéric Ozanam. A Student Who Made a Difference

Armed with a passion for learning and his faith, Frédéric Ozanam arrived in Paris in 1831 to study law at the University of the Sorbonne. After becoming discouraged by the poverty he witnessed on...

Young Woman Jade Banks on Becoming a Nun

Young Woman Jade Banks on Becoming a Nun

  My first memory of meeting an actual nun (as opposed to watching The Flying Nun, played by Sally Field, on TV) was when I was nine years old. My mom and I were in the New York City Port...