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.
Church & Faith
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.
Yes, Adam and Eve have a feast day. Didn't you know? Catholic tradition has taught that Adam and Eve experienced profound contrition for their sin after they disobeyed the command of God. After being expelled from the Garden of Eden, they lived lives of repentance and holiness.
Advent is my favorite season. Each year I find myself so grateful that the Church knows just what I need in order to prepare my heart for Christ’s coming. This time of waiting is such a gift that I look forward to it every year—I even long for it!
Catholics and Halloween: a good or bad mix? Is this a pagan holiday? Here are the facts of the matter: the true substance of Halloween belongs to the Catholic Church. It is the first day of Allhallowtide, the time of year when the living (i.e. the Church Militant) honor all the dead in Christ...