Posts Tagged ‘sainthood’

St Boniface

05Jun15

Highly educated, Boniface left behind a promising ecclesial career in England to proclaim the Gospel to the Northern Germans.  His preaching was so successful that he was forced to write to the people of his homeland begging for books, vestments and money to support “those who are of one blood and bone with you”  He […]


St Gianna Molla

28Apr15

Lord God, Through your Son Jesus Christ You have destroyed death And have made us the People of Life.We thank you for the example of the saints Whose lives reflect your own holiness And the profound dignity of human life.Thank you in particular for the example of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. She is truly a […]


 Life of St. Leo the Great: It is regrettable that so little is known about the early life of this man who proved to be such an extraordinary shepherd of the Catholic Church that he came to be known not only as Pope Saint Leo I, but also is one of the only two Popes in two […]


“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… The guest of our soul knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us – that is all He asks.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of […]


All Saints Day

01Nov14

How glorious is the kingdom in which the saints rejoice with Christ! Clothed in white robes they will follow the Lamb everywhere.


Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in Catalonia, Spain, in 1807, the son of a weaver. He took up weaving but then studied for the priesthood, desiring to be a Jesuit. Ill health prevented his entering the Order, and he served as a secular priest. In 1849, he founded the Missionary Sons of the […]


Saint Teresa of Jesus was born in Avila in Spain in 1515.  She joined the Carmelite Order,  made great progress in the way of perfection and enjoyed mystical revelations.  When she reformed the Order, she  met with much resistance, but she proceeded with undaunted courage.  She also wrote books filled with sublime doctrine, the fruit […]


Hopefully you’ll have heard of the great prolife saint, St Gianna Molla who sacrificed her life so her unborn child could have life.  I came across an interview with her daughter which is beautiful to read.  It gives us a greater insight into this wonderful saint but it also shows us the legacy of faith […]