St. Philip Neri (1515-1595), was instrumental in Rome’s spiritual rejuvenation during the late Renaissance, earning him the title of “Apostle of Rome.” His most endearing quality however, is his joy and humor; he...
Wood burning is an ancient craft that dates back to the Chinese. Generally, wood burnings look fine without color, but in some instances, it really enhances the overall effect. Learn the secret way to color your project...
A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. True mystics are few in number and modern mystics even scarcer. Caryll Houselander is one such modern mystic.
Artistic depictions of St. Aloysius Gonzaga are often overly sentimental, giving the impression that he was a weakling. The real St. Aloysius had formidable will power and manly virtue.
From raising a child to creating a sculpture, patience is essential if a masterpiece is to result. The muscles of patience grow strong through practice. Four saints exemplify this virtue very well.
Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?
Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. Doubts are painful to bear, but have meaning when endured with patience. The saints teach us how to bear with...
St John of the Cross was named the patron of Spanish poets in 1952 by the Spanish Ministry of National Education. His most beautiful poem was composed while suffering in prison.
Sister Nazarena was an American Camaldolese nun, who lived like an Egyptian hermit in a Roman convent for forty-five years.
Bl. Solanus Capuchin was an American Capuchin priest. It is not the impressive number of miracles ascribed to his intercession that make him great, but his seven key virtues.
Edith Stein was a German Carmelite nun and doctor of philosophy, who revealed her greatness of soul in her final days of life.