Posts Tagged ‘Saints’

Caritas: Our Vocation to Charitable Love of Others

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

It has been said that no man is an island.  While each of us can claim a unique identity and a personal relationship with God, we are nonetheless called to live out our lives in relationship with others. All human community is rooted in God’s plan that brings us into ever-widening circles of relationship – […] [Read more]

Saints in the Making

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

We are all called to be saints – to be holy. As Saint Paul said to the Church in Thessalonica, “This is the will of God – your holiness” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Jesus himself issued the call in his Sermon on the Mount. He was addressing the crowd when he said, “So be perfect, just […] [Read more]

Saint Anthony: Lost and Found

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

“Dear Saint Anthony, come around, something is lost and can’t be found…” Over the centuries, Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day we observe today, has remained one of the most popular saints for Catholics around the world.  By popular custom, he is the “go-to” saint for lost items.  One can almost picture him at […] [Read more]

Saint Catherine of Siena

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Part of the Easter season is a celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.  At each Mass, the Easter Candle is lit, and the baptismal font is placed front and center or richly decorated throughout the fifty days of Easter.  In Baptism, we receive the gift of new life won for us in Jesus’ death and […] [Read more]

Our Newest Saints

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The Solemnity of All Saints, or All Saints Day, is the day the Church has set aside to celebrate those, marked with the sign of faith, who have gone before us to heaven.  Our belief in the communion of saints, as expressed in the Creed, stems from the knowledge that our life together as a […] [Read more]