St. Martin de Porres was the first black saint of the Americas. He is one of the most beloved black saints in the world. His unconditional love for all people—regardless of race or wealth—is an example we need today.
Church & Faith
First Communion is such an important time in a child’s life. Even if the sacrament is delayed until the health crisis passes, placing a special focus on your child’s relationship with Christ can continue at home. Sometimes, a simple gift serves as a reminder and tool.
What can Catholics do if they cannot get to confession? A few weeks ago, Pope Francis responded to the dilemma that many Catholics face in not being able to receive the Sacrament of Penance.
He was the earthly father of Jesus, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin, and the patron saint of fathers, workers, immigrants, the Universal Church, the “domestic” church, and a happy death. St. Joseph is also called “The Terror of Demons.” His intercession is very powerful. Why? Read on.
Going to Confession is one of the greatest sources of grace available to us in our Catholic faith. In this Sacrament, the Holy Spirit continues to work in us through conversion and forgiveness. We are enabled to grow in self-knowledge and humility. We begin to see our selfish habits with greater clarity.
St. Therese of Lisieux called prayer “a simple look turned toward heaven...embracing both trial and joy.” The Rosary is exactly that: a simple look toward the face of Christ, embracing Jesus’ sufferings—and ultimate triumphs—in company with Mary.
St. Josephine Bakhita has so much to teach us about hope, determination, forgiveness, and serenity in the face of adversity. She stands as a shining reminder that the path to holiness is one of continuous interior conversion.
In our day and age, we need St. John Bosco’s intercession more than ever. To understand why, let’s re-discover his amazing story.
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope John Paul II gave the Luminous Mysteries to the Church. Since then, these “Mysteries of Light” have taken their place in the recitation of the Holy Rosary along with the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries.
What can we learn from Saint John, beloved disciple of Jesus? If we imagine snapshots being taken at certain moments in Christ's life, we could say without a doubt that in those pictures we would see Christ's friend and disciple, John, standing close by.