Tag: saints

Stigmata – Hidden Wounds

 March 28, 2023

People new to the Catholic faith are often fascinated by the “extraordinary” – tales of saints that lived outstanding lives, stories of miracles. They often ask about stigmata, such a tiny part of the beautiful history of the faith. But I’ve discovered a newfound appreciation for stigmata recently through the life of Francis of Assisi, […]

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I’m No Saint

 November 1, 2021

November 1 is All Saints Day. Catholic grade school children are parading school halls dressed like their favorite saint. We Catholics get two days of celebration. Halloween to end out the spooky days of October, and All Saints Day to introduce November, a time for giving thanks. All Saints Day also reminds me—I’m no saint! […]

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Saints and Sickness – What Is the Correlation?

 April 17, 2019

For the past few years, I have received daily emails with the Saint of the Day from Franciscan Media. I don’t spend a lot of time reading these. If I’m too busy or miss a couple of days, I might delete a few without reading but for the most part I do at least a […]

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All Saints, November 1

 November 1, 2017

Season of Gratitude – All Saints Day We are all called to sainthood. We are called to remember all those saints who have gone before us and are now part of the great communion of saints in heaven. Some we know by name, others remain part of the nameless masses, and yet their presence is […]

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Night Awakenings

 February 8, 2017

Ordinary Time When I was a child, I remember reading the lives of the saints. They were every bit as good as any adventure story I had read. Some even bordered on horror as I read of saints being tormented by the devil throughout the night. I was grateful not to be afflicted with sainthood, […]

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