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“Am I Not Your Mother?”

Thousands of cheers—and a few jeers—greeted the news that Juan Diego, the humble visionary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was proclaimed a saint by Pope John Paul II on July 31, 2002. As with many canonizations, there were challenges. In this case, the challenge involved both the person and the miraculous image connected with his story. More »

St. Luke the Artist Paints with Words

When was the last time you visited an art gallery or museum and wandered about, enjoying the paintings and sculptures? More »

Saints Grieve Too

The saints were not immune from the suffering that comes from loss and grief. No one is; it’s part of the human condition. More »

Calming the Inner Storm

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, popularly known as the Little Flower, died in 1897 at the age of twenty-four. Had she lived to be ninety, as two of her blood sisters did, she would have died in 1963. More »

“The Most Important Thing Is To Love”

In his address to Congress, Pope Francis spoke of Dorothy Day as an example of someone dedicated to “social justice and the rights of persons.” Here, from our archives, is an article from 1999 that gives a sketch of her life and speaks of her relationship with the Lord. More »

May nothing seen or unseen begrudge me making my way to Jesus Christ. Come, fire, cross, battling with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs, crushing of my whole body, cruel tortures of the devil—only let me get to Jesus Christ. (Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Romans) More »