Tag: Saints

Saint Stanislaus Papczynski: Undisclosed Face of Greatness

What makes a great priest? On May 18th, when the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception celebrate the birthday and liturgical memorial of its founder, Saint Stanislaus Papczynski, it is a good time to reflect on this. John Papczynski...

The Catholic Hall of Fame

Several years ago, after an evening Mass on All Saints Day, I made a suggestion to the celebrant that he might consider using the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as an analog to the canonization of saints. Just like professional...

Doctor Eucharisticus

The liturgical feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas celebrates one of the greatest doctors the Church has ever had. Thomas is also called Doctor Eucharisticus since he has written so well on the mystery of the Eucharist. For Aquinas the sacrament of the...

Three Saints Who Demonstrated True Femininity

There seems to be great confusion about the Catholic view of womanhood in our culture. The loudest voices in our society say that women, especially within the Catholic Church, are oppressed. They supposedly have no voice in the Church, have their...

The Blessed Laura Vicuña Story

On another day, in the bookish context of superstar Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez and of his writings, I might speak to you about the Chilean/Argentine near-teen, near-saint, near-martyr whose feast day we celebrate on...

Can We Be Saints?

According to Servant of God Frank Duff, the answer is yes. In his 32-page booklet published under the same name in 1929, he explains how. Who Is a Saint? Duff says that few Catholics seriously attempt to become a saint because they don’t understand...

The Life-Changing Testimony of Blessed Maria Angela Astorch

Jerónima Maria Agnese, was born on 1 September 1592 in Barcelona. She was the last of four children who were born to Cristobál Astorch and Caterina. Unfortunately for Jerónima Maria, her mother died when she was just twelve months. For this reason...

Six Things You Didn’t Know about St. Maximilian Kolbe

There’s nothing like curling up with a mug of hot black coffee and a good book. Fr. Paulin Sotowski`s leading publication on St. Maximilian Kolbe may be the best comprehensive account of this heroic figure of modern times that I have read...