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Happy Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord!

Jesus ascended up to Heaven, and took us with Him. Celebrate the Ascension of the Lord on May 9 or May 12, depending on your diocese.

North American Sanctity: Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine

Hailed by many, including Pope St. John Paul II, as one of the “founders” of the Catholic Church in Canada, Bl. Catherine of St. Augustine (feast day: May 8) made a promise “to live and die in Canada if God would open its door.”

Who was St. Dominic Savio?

Saint Dominic Savio (feast day: May 6, formerly March 9) is the youngest non-martyr to be canonized in the Catholic Church. What made him so saintly? Father Dan Cambra, MIC, explains.

Be Merciful Like a Skywalker

"May the Fourth be with you!" Let Star Wars remind you once again to hope, to do something, anything, no matter how small in the cause of the good, the right, the just, and the merciful.

North American Sanctity: Blessed Mother Marie-Léonie Paradis

“She was always ready with a hearty, open laugh, welcoming each person as if they were God Himself.” This was Bl. Mother Marie-Léonie Paradis (feast day: May 4), founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

Mirror Neurons in the Communion of Saints

"As I saw the dynamics at play," Br. Josh, MIC, relates, "I suddenly realized how mirror neurons add perspective to a mystery of our faith."

Pillar of the Church: St. Athanasius of Alexandria

"Those who maintain 'There was a time when the Son was not' rob God of His Word, like plunderers." So said St. Athanasius of Alexandria (feast day: May 2), considered the “Father of Orthodoxy” in both the Eastern and Western Churches. 

May, the month of our beautiful Mother

The month of May — often filled with devotions to Mary — is a time to remember her silent but tender presence in our lives as Christians. One title of Our Lady is Tota Pulchra, drawing from the Song of Songs: “You are beautiful in every way, my friend, there is no flaw in you!”

Living the Call of Fatima and the Immaculate Heart

The apparitions in Fatima (feast day: May 13) directly or indirectly relate to the three essential points of our Marian charism: 1) proclaim and honor the mystery of the Immaculate Conception; 2) assist the dying and the Holy Souls suffering in Purgatory; and 3) spread the kingdom of God on earth, serving Christ and the Church. 

With St. Joseph, let's get to work!

May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, provides a perfect opportunity to re-examine the degree to which we infuse our daily tasks with dignity, using St. Joseph as our model.

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