Every person has a guardian angel. Only the rarest of souls have seen them. Padre Pio saw and spoke regularly with the guardian angels of his spiritual children.
Uncontrolled lust creates problems in society. These saints struggled with lust and have wise advice to stay in control.
"Star of the Sea" has long been a popular interpretation of the name Mary. How did this understanding develop and what is the spiritual significance?
Certain lucky mystics have peeked through heaven’s portal. What did they see? Is heaven similar to earth?
St. Hildegard’ legacy to culture, medicine, and spirituality have multiple benefits to our everyday lives. Her soul was like a flourishing garden.
Priests normally preach through sermons; these talented priests spoke through music. Their lives of prayer served as a wellspring of creativity.
St. Josephine Bakhita’s journey towards the light offers a wonderful example of good triumphing over bad experiences.
When most Germans remained silent in view of Nazi injustice, this fearless bishop risked his life to defend the wronged.
While sibling saints are rare, brother and sister saints are most uncommon. These saints reveal the beauty of mutual support between siblings.
St. Philip Neri revived Rome during the Renaissance, earning him the title of “Apostle of Rome,” but his most endearing quality is his joy.
There is a proper way to color your wood burning project without raising the grain of the wood. This article explores the technique more in depth.
A mystic perceives spiritual realities that lay beyond the realm of ordinary human consciousness. Caryll Houselander is a modern mystic.
Unlike his wimpy appearance in art, the real St. Aloysius Gonzaga 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. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.
The patron of Spanish poets is St. John of the Cross. His most illuminative poetry emerged from the darkness of imprisonment.
Sister Nazarena was an American Camaldolese nun, who lived like an Egyptian hermit in a Roman convent for forty-five years.
Bl. Solanus Casey was an American Capuchin priest. His seven-star virtues cause him to shine in the firmament.
Sometimes the most stunning colors appear at sunset. Likewise, the last days of a saint are beautiful to behold. St. Edith Stein glowed in her final days.