t’s good to have new biographical works of two women saints: St. Clare of Assisi and St. Therese of Lisieux. Both are famous saints to Catholics, but there is limited knowledge of them outside the church. These publications may correct that.
About 50 people weathered a 45-minute tour, called the “Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk,” through Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud in the early evening Oct. 27, encountering dramatic stories and enactments with martyrs and saints.
The authors of these two short books narrate the lives and accomplishments of the saints. These books are devotional, suitable for spiritual reading and quiet meditation.
British scholar Simon Yarrow’s book, “The Saints: A Short History,” is a captivating study of saints and the saint-making process down through more than 2,000 years.
Author R. Scott Hurd’s book “Around the Table” is what one might call a devotional book that gives you more than prayers and discussion questions.
Moral rectitude, the concrete living out of the Christian way, especially when it is done in an heroic manner, can move even the most hardened unbeliever to faith, and the truth of this principle has been proven again and again over the centuries.
At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of All Saints Nov. 1 with a Catholic Mass in a Malmo stadium.
Faithful to the wish of Pope Francis, a new decree has bumped the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene from a memorial to a feast day on July 22, putting her on par with the apostles.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing St. Mary Magdalene’s role as the first to witness Christ’s resurrection and as a “true and authentic evangelizer,” Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church’s liturgical calendar, the Vatican announced. A decree formalizing the decision was published by the Congregation […]