Category Archives: Patron Saints

6 Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with Your Patron Saint

Cultivating a deeper relationship with your patron saint(s) is one way to grow in your faith and in communion with the Church of the past and the present. These intimate friendships help connect us to heaven, even as we struggle down here below. It is a great consolation to know that we have the heavenly court urging us on and interceding for us before the throne of God. Here are 6 ways to deepen your relationships with your special Patron Saints: Continue reading

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Saint Camillus and the Red Cross

Saint Camillus de Lellis is an example how God often plants the seeds of your life’s mission among the ordinary, even sinful, circumstances you find yourself in; in the end, by the grace of God, all things truly will work together for your good and His glory, and it is never too late to amend your life and work to become a saint. Continue reading

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Brown Scapular: What You Need to Know

There are more than a dozen types of scapulars approved by the Church: white scapulars, green scapulars and many others, each associated with a different devotion. One of the most popular is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Continue reading

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The Exorcism Formula of the St. Benedict Medal

During his life, St. Benedict was known to work many miracles using the power of the Holy Cross. Among these included his heroic flight from temptations and miraculous escapes from traps set to kill him.

Saint Benedict became known for his power over the Devil, with the Holy Cross as his efficacious instrument to make the Devil flee. The St. Benedict medal is based on this tradition. Continue reading

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The Virgin Martyrs as Models of Purity

In our society the virtue of purity seems “old fashioned” or “prudish” to many. There is very little today that is considered scandalous. Sadly, our culture has mainstreamed many things that would have been considered improper, impure and unacceptable in days gone by.

Bombarded with sexualized images and content for so long, people are now desensitized to impurity. Unfortunately, this includes our impressionable young girls and our maturing young women. They no longer recognize many inappropriate and obscene things as offensive.

The virtue of Purity consists of much more than sexuality, but as we strive to raise children and grandchildren whose values and convictions reflect the heart of God, representing sexual purity becomes more challenging every day. Especially against the backdrop of our disordered culture.

In a culture where impurity assaults us, the Church offers many models of virtue to us and to our young women. They stand in stark contrast to the feminine role models offered to us by the disordered world.

Here are the inspiring stories of four virgin martyrs who suffered death rather than compromise their purity: Continue reading

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30 Healing Saints for Common Ailments

When it comes to our health and the health of loved ones, we often turn to prayer. We pray for disease prevention, for physical healing or for peace. Fortunately, there seems to be a special saint for every illness and health concern we can think of! Here is a list of both popular and not-so-well-known saints to invoke for common ailments: Continue reading

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The 4 Patron Saints of Impossible Causes

There are instances in every person’s life when it seems that a problem or a cross is insurmountable and unbearable. In these cases, pray to the patron saints of impossible causes: St. Rita of Cascia, St. Jude Thaddeus and St. Gregory of Neocaesarea. Continue reading

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15 Promises to Christians Who Pray the Rosary

In honor of the Blessed Mother, to whom the month of May is dedicated, we would like to share her 15 promises to Christians who pray the Rosary. Although there is much suffering in this world, these promises ensure a holy death, salvation and eternal happiness in heaven. Our Lady revealed the following promises to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche: Continue reading

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Five Prayers Taught at Fatima by Mary & the Angels

On May 13th, 1917, Our Lady appeared for the first time to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Between May and October she appeared five more times. She urged the children to pray the rosary daily for peace in the world and to make sacrifices for the conversion of sinners. Over the course of these visits and several preceding visits by an angel, five prayers were given to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. Continue reading

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Blessed Imelda, Patroness of First Communicants

When Imelda Lambertini was five years old, she asked to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. She loved Christ deeply, to the point of wondering, “Can anyone receive Jesus into his heart and not die?” However, as it was the year 1327, her request was out of the question. At that time children were not allowed to receive Holy Communion until they were at least 12 years old.

But she persisted. Continue reading

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