Did you know that there is a patron saint for ugly people? And, even more importantly, coffee? Meet St. Drogo, a holy man who has something to teach us.
Friends Above Saints for a Surprising World
God isn’t fair, and we should be grateful for it. As we contemplate Jesus’ passion, let us also notice St. Dismas next to him and the divine gift that he reveals.
One of the great Black Catholic saints is St. Benedict the Moor—a Franciscan from the 1500s. He is known for his humble service, which made him a true Christian leader.
Can we do better this Lent? Can we give ourselves to God? St. Mary of Egypt shows us a path of love and penance that offers encouragement.
What would it be like to cradle Jesus in your arms? Christians through the centuries have contemplated the mystery of God-made-man through stories of Joseph.
St. Patrick’s Day is about more than green beer. The real man lived a hard, complex life. How did he rise from an enslaved shepherd to saint? Prayer.
What gave Saint Katharine Drexel the strength to give away a fortune and serve Black and Native Americans? Let’s reflect on charity, alms, Lent, and family.
Lenten sacrifice may seem the opposite of gratitude and joy, but they can belong together. Polycarp—saint, martyr, and disciple of St. John—can help us appreciate this invitation.
In 2022, we decided to buy a house. Our chosen patron saints, Benedict and Scholastica, decided to remind us that we are not always in control. Prayer is not magic.
St. Ansgar (Anskar) faced Vikings and rumors of Cynocephali (dog-headed cannibal warriors). Let’s reflect on danger, love, human dignity, and the consistent life ethic.