St. Camillus of Lellis
If you’ve ever been tempted to think that you’re not cut out for sanctity, consider the case of Camillus of Lellis. Here is a saint—the patron of hospitals, health care workers, and the sick— whose burning love for God effected a widespread reform of patient care. Continue »
What can we learn from these great heroes of the church?
The feast of Saints Peter and Paul is on June 29. One way to celebrate it is to spend a little time thinking about their stories and what they mean for us. Here are a couple of reflections to consider. Continue »
Jesus offers a way to heal and strengthen our relationships.
"When I think about living above with all the saints I love, Yes, I look forward to that glory. When I think about living down here with some people, Now that’s a completely different story." Continue »
The Story of St. Seraphim of Sarov
In Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II singles out five saints as exceptional models of prayer. Four are well known to most Catholics. Continue »
An Introduction to Mark’s Gospel
The Gospel according to Mark is printed in every Christian Bible, but, even so, it has managed to remain (in many ways) like the pearl of great price buried in a field, waiting to be discovered and able to enrich spiritual treasure seekers with unexpected rewards. Continue »
An essay by Alphonsus Liguori
The amiable Redeemer approaches the end of life. My soul, behold those eyes grow dim; that beautiful countenance becomes pale; that heart palpitates feebly; that sacred body is abandoned to death. Continue »