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North American Sanctity: Blessed Elías del Socorro Nieves

“Every priest who preaches the Word of God in times of persecution,” Blessed Elías del Socorro Nieves said, “has no escape; he will die like Jesus on the Cross, with arms tied.” His feast day is March 10.

'Labor without stopping': St. John of God

Saint John of God, whose feast we celebrate on March 8, spent his life caring for the sick, poor, and unwanted. His motto was: "Labor without stopping. Do all the good works you can while you still have the time."

Two Young Mothers, Lowly and Lifted Up

In this age of the persecution of Christians, Perpetua and Felicity seem more relevant than ever. The two women, whom we commemorate on March 7, were martyred for their Christian faith by the Roman Empire and have been venerated as saints ever since.

Jesus was a fan of St. Thomas Aquinas

March 7, 2024, is the 750th anniversary of the death of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest minds and mystics in Catholic history. Our Lord Himself was a fan of his writing!

This Lent, crack open an inspiring book from Marian Press

Read any good books lately? Marian Press has the answer. It's not too late to enhance your spiritual reading and deepen your experience of the love of God as we all journey to Easter, March 31, and Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7.

North American Sanctity: Blessed Maria Concepción Cabrera Arias de Armida

“It is of vital urgency to have a clear awareness of what the Cross of Christ means, of what it accomplishes in the mystery of the person," wrote Blessed Maria Concepción Cabrera Arias de Armida (feast day March 3), the first Mexican laywoman, wife, and mother to be beatified in the Catholic Church. 

'A Doctor of Peace': St. Gregory of Narek

Saint Gregory of Narek (feast day: Feb. 27) sought to identify with sinners in every age, and fervently interceded for us, trusting in God’s gracious mercy. Said Pope Francis, “He became ‘the intercessor of the whole world.’” 

North American Sanctity: Blessed Sebastián de Aparicio

Have you every heard of Blessed Sebastián de Aparicio (1502-1600)? He is the patron saint of travelers and hailed as the “Angel of Mexico.”  A handsome, smart, affluent man, he lived a life of ascetism and service to others. Later in life, he became a Franciscan friar. We celebrate his feast day on Feb. 25.

The War in Ukraine, Two Years Later

Two years ago, on Feb. 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. The war drags on, and ordinary folks continue to suffer. But the prayers and financial support of Marian Helpers have given hope to those caught in the crossfire.

It's not just a chair, but a teaching office

"The Catholic Church has a feast day to a chair?" you may ask. Yes, and we should remember to be grateful, particularly on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle on Feb. 22, for Christ's loving protection of His Church.

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