December 15, 2018

Tag - Saints

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...

Regarding the Saints

The Feast of All Saints should remove any trace of dejection and fill us with hope, appreciation of God’s infinite mercy and sincere, abiding gratitude for the work of the Holy Spirit in our minds and hearts. Right there we have all the spiritual...

Let God Make You a Saint

An elderly woman had a great devotion to St. Anthony, whom many people turn to for assistance in finding lost items.  Whenever the woman lost something, she’d say a prayer to him and promise to put a donation in the church poor box, and this system...

The Parable of the Board

I’m watching a video of myself. It’s the opening scene and I see myself standing at the head of a table. There is an intent look on my face and I am speaking with great fervor about something, my hands busily gesturing a point, though I don’t know...