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24 Years Ago: Celebrating the Mercy Saint!

From the archives: Our report from Rome at the canonization of St. Faustina, 24 years ago today. Also, Pope St. John Paul II's big surprise for Divine Mercy apostles on that same day!

North American Sanctity: St. Marie of the Incarnation

She was a widow with a 12-year-old son. Yet she was called to the religious life, sacrificing everything to bring the word of God to the people in the untamed land of Canada in the 1600s. She is St. Marie of the Incarnation (feast day: Apr. 30).

A super saint: St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

Saint Catherine of Siena, whose feast we celebrate on April 29, is a super saint. Not only was she a stigmatist, theologian, philosopher, mystic, and helper to the poor and suffering, but she was also a highly esteemed political ambassador utilized by popes!

Who I am

A frequent theme in religious formation is identity, knowing oneself. "This was a theme during my novitiate and remains a theme in seminary," says Br. Josh, MIC.

Love Your Neighbors, As Jesus Did

“Now hold on,” Chris Sparks imagines some folks saying, “loving the annoying is one thing, but loving the evil people, the truly wicked who do unspeakable things to myself, my family, or the innocents of the world — HOW???” Jesus shows us the way, of course.

North American Sanctity: Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin

Reduced to a “zero,” as she put it in her own words, Bl. Marie-Anne Blondin (feast day April 18) was the foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Anne in Vaudreuil, Québec, Canada.

North American Sanctity: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

She is called the “Lily of the Mohawks” and the “Genevieve of New France”: St. Kateri Tekakwitha (feast day April 17), the first Native American to be canonized. 

Holy Communion with God and Those We Love

When you’re at Mass and you receive Jesus in Holy Communion, guess what? You may also hope to be in holy communion with your departed loved ones, a closer communion and a deeper love than you ever had on earth.

On the Annunciation, let Mary be your guide

Do you have trust issues with God? On April 8, let Mary be your guide. The Solemnity of the Annunciation can teach you how to place your expectant trust in Him. 

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