Category Archives: Patron Saints

St. Rita of Cascia: Patron Saint of the Impossible

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May 22 is the feast day of St. Rita. St. Rita of Cascia was an Augustinian nun from 14th century Italy. She is the patroness of impossible causes and hopeless circumstances because of her difficult and arduous life. Through her trials God used her in remarkable ways, not only while she lived, but now from heaven she assists those who plead for her intercession for their seemingly impossible and hopeless circumstances. Continue reading


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What St. John Chrysostom Wants Husbands to Say to Their Wives

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St. John Chrysostom was a bishop, a renowned preacher, and one of the most celebrated Doctors of the Church. In his day he was considered one of the most important witnesses to the Catholic faith. And, he wrote beautifully on the Sacrament of Marriage as you can read in this homily. Continue reading


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Don Bosco Advice on How to Keep the Devil Away

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St. Don Bosco’s Advice on How to Keep the Devil Away: “Listen: there are two things the devil is deathly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament.” Continue reading


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30 Inspirational Saint Quotes for Confirmation

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According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the 5 Spiritual Effects of Confirmation establishes us more deeply in our relationship to God as his children, unites us more closely to Jesus Christ, pours out the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit into our soul, strengthens our bond with the Catholic Church, and gives us the power we need to be true soldiers of Christ through living, sharing, and defending our Faith.

In light of these remarkable gifts bestowed on us through this special sacrament of the Holy Spirit, here are 30 quotes from the saints to help those being Confirmed to be strengthened in their Catholic faith and to live it out fully with love and joy. Continue reading


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The Day that I Met St. Mark in Venice: A Latina’s True Fairy Story

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“Peace be upon you, O Mark, my Evangelist.” Venetian legend has it that, while visiting the region of Italy that would later become Veneto, Mark was approached by an angel, greeted with those words, and told that the Venetian lagoon would be his ultimate resting place.

When I learned that the coffin behind the high altar kept the relics and parts of the body of Saint Mark the Evangelist, I felt like somebody removed a blindfold from my soul and I realized that everything that I read and learned only through books and movies since I was a child about the Bible, the Gospel, and the saints were all true. It was like a living proof and I found myself in an emotional moment: Continue reading


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St. Bernadette & Lessons on Suffering

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April 16 is the feast day of the stunning St. Bernadette of Lourdes. Saint Bernadette is best known for being the visionary of the Marian apparition at Lourdes. During the course of her short life (she died at the age of 35) Bernadette Soubirous received an astounding 18 visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Continue reading


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Vatican to Canonize First Married Couple: Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux

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Yesterday it was announced that Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, will be canonized by Pope Francis to coincide with the Synod on the Family coming up this October.

This is very exciting news! Continue reading


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Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows by St. Bonaventure

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St. Bonaventure was a 13th century Franciscan friar, scholar, and holy priest. This prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows is attributed to him: Continue reading


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¿Por qué ir a los santos si podemos ir a Jesucristo?

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Más de lo mismo pero aquí va en pocas palabras. Se venera a los santos para que intercedan por nosotros y nuestras súplicas lleguen a Dios. Ya desde los primeros tiempos de la religión cristiana se respetaba y oraba por … Continue reading


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The Bravery of a Child: The Martyrdom of Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio

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February 10th is the feast day of Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio who served with the Cristeros army in the defense of the Catholic Faith against the Mexican dictator Plutarco Calles. From a young age he had a great love for Christ and desired to die for his faith. Continue reading


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