August 19, 2019

Tag - Saints

Do You Know Pier?

He was handsome, fun loving, courageous and engaging, an athlete and an outdoorsman. A popular picture of him as a young adult reveals the strong young man wearing mountain climbing gear, leaning on a long ice axe, with one foot resting sturdily on...

Saintly Footsteps

On a summer day in the year 2000, Jack Sullivan was told by his surgeon that based on scans of his spine, surgery would be necessary to repair it. Later that day, dejected and suffering from intense pain, he tuned into a television program on the...

The Gift of Saint Therese

There are many saints in the Church and each embodies holiness in a different way.  We can say that each highlights a different facet of perfection of the God who is infinitely rich in perfection.  St. Dominic is not like St. Francis in many ways...

A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno

He didn’t have to be there, not in that place and at that time. But there he was. He could have been back at the base in Da Nang, waiting for the soldiers to return, and no one would have given it a second thought. But he chose to be with the men...

To Be a Saint

According to one theological resource, “saints are distinct because of their relationship to God.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#946-948) provides us insight into this relationship: After confessing “the holy catholic Church,” the Apostles’...

The Bridge

The great mystic and visionary, St. Catherine of Siena, “Sometimes saw the holy angels serving around the altar at which the Mass was celebrated, holding in their hands a golden veil, or in company with the saints, praising and blessing God...

Hey, Look at Me

I remember visiting my hometown, New York City, many years ago and noticing the ubiquity of graffiti that marred buildings, signs and even subway cars. I think this kind of illicit and usually provocative graphic art was symptomatic of something...

A Touch of Sainthood

I have written about my deep interest in massage therapy before. As I continue to age it has become a necessary fixture in my weekly routine. When I first started I told my therapist that for this to have any real meaning for me it had to resonate...

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