Santa Teresa de los Andes (1900-1920)

Santa Teresa de los Andes (1900-1920)

First Chilean Saint of the Catholic Church, born on July 13, 1900 in Santiago de Chile and died on April 12, 1920, in the convent of Los Andes. It proved to be a great student in various religious...

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...

Roberto Clemente. He was a pioneer in Major League Baseball

Roberto Clemente. He was a pioneer in Major League Baseball

As the 2017 World Series gets underway this week between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers, we present a poignant story of one of pro sports’ great humanitarians, the late Roberto...

St. Kateri Tekawitha

St. Kateri Tekawitha

There was once a little Native American girl named Kateri. Well, when she was four years old she became known as Tekakwitha, which meant The-One-Who-Bumps-Into-Things. This is because she got a...

Laura Vicuña

Laura Vicuña

After her father's sudden death, her mother, with her two daughters, sought refuge in Argentina. In 1900 the Salesian Sisters welcomed her into their college in Junin de los Andes. The following year...

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda

  St. Charles and many other martyrs for the faith died between November 15, 1885 – January 27, 1887 in Namugongo, Uganda. St. Charles and his companions were beatified in 1920 and canonized by...

St. Pedro Calungsod A patron for catechists

St. Pedro Calungsod A patron for catechists

1654-1672 Feast Day April 2 Although born in the Philippines, St. Pedro Calungsod is loosely considered an American saint because he was martyred in the United States territory of Guam....

Daniela Zanetta. Life is Beautiful!

Daniela Zanetta. Life is Beautiful!

Portrait of a young girl from Maggiora (Novara, Italy) who asks herself a question: are we sure that happiness, to which we have a right, coincides with physical health at all costs? Danielina, as...

Ashleigh from Australia tell us about her experience of faith

Ashleigh from Australia tell us about her experience of faith

It is an honour to be here today to share my desires and expectations for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. While many of my desires are shaped by my personal...

Blessed Chiara Badano

Blessed Chiara Badano

Sassello, a small town of the ligurian inland in the province of Savona within the Acqui (Piedmont) diocese, is a life-giving blend of nature: picturesque panoramas, scenic pathways, enchanted dawns,...

Saint Maria Goretti

St. Maria was the third of seven children in a poor farming family. When she was nine years old, her father died, leaving her family even more destitute. To survive, their family moved in with...

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

THÉRÈSE MARTIN was born at Alençon, France on 2 January 1873. Two days later, she was baptized Marie Frances Thérèse at Notre Dame Church. Her parents were Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin. After the...