Who was St. Mary Magdalene? Was she both apostle and reformed prostitute? What can she teach us about the marginalized, the despised and our own sinfulness?
Friends Above Saints for a Surprising World
St. Kateri Tekakwitha was a scarred, half-blind, orphan Native American girl with a foot in two worlds. She lived as an outsider. There, on the margins, she learned to see, to believe, and to love.
Christianity came to India before Ireland thanks to St. Thomas the Apostle. Far more than a Doubting Thomas, this great saint teaches us to build something that lasts.
The Feast of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated with bonfires. From the birth of new child to campfires, we have many chances in this world to show charity. Do we?
How can you tell if a joke is a dad joke? It’s apparent. So was St. Thomas More. He was father to both biological and adopted children, and a father who can teach us too.
St. Anthony can help you find car keys. He also can teach us to think more deeply about humble service. How do we use our gifts for others?
Meet St. Columba, the first man to meet the Loch Ness monster—and also a saint who helped convert Scotland. He teaches us trust, peace, charity, and community in a hard world.
St. Christopher, patron of travelers, was a giant among saints. Literally. A fairytale giant. We know little about the historical man behind the legend, yet we can learn a lot about trust and strength from his story.
St. Catherine of Siena: mystic, peacemaker, and nurse to the sick. How can she teach us to embrace a God who became human?
St. George really lived. And the dragon he fought? In a sense, the dragon lived and still lives today. Can we confront dragons today?