St. Stephen: Remembering the First Martyr

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those with whom he is pleased,” sang the heavenly hosts to the shepherds on the night of our Savior’s birth, giving us our first Christmas carol (a doxology). The angels bade the shepherds to throw away their fear and make haste to seek the […]

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After Seeing This, How Can Anyone Doubt?

As I set out to write my newest article, I wanted to write about a saint. Among these inspiring people, how does one choose?  Well, I decided not to talk about one saint, but a bunch of saints.  There are a good number of saint who can belong to the group who would be called, […]


Saint Cecilia

Last week’s Thanksgiving Day was also the feast day of St. Cecilia. Saint Cecilia is inspiring to many Catholics for her love of God and her role in converting many people to Catholicism. She was given to a man named Valerian in marriage, but had already vowed her virginity to God. Cecilia told her husband […]

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Where Is Your Heart?

Don’t you want your heart to be on fire? Don’t you want your heart to be so consumed with Christ that it burns with love and a passionate desire to be with Him? This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a Hearts on Fire retreat put on by a group of Jesuits at […]

St. Helena

Help Me, St. Helena

I wish I were lying when I write that the reason I chose St. Helena as my Confirmation saint was because her name begins with an H just like my name does. I wish I didn’t have to admit that for a few years I actually forgot who she was and whether her name was […]