Wisdom of the Saints – Editor’s Choice 2016-2021

“Chastity will be lost where the distinction between the sexes is not observed.” St. Ambrose of Milan (4th century, Doctor of the Church) From purity part 3, September 2018 “There are some who wish to be humble, but without being despised, who wish to be happy with their lot, but...

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Wisdom of the Saints…Editor’s Choice 2010-2015

“There is only one thing to be feared…only one trial, and that is sin…All the rest is beside the point, whether you talk of plots, feuds, betrayals, slanders, abuses, accusations, confiscations of property, exile, sharpened words, open sea, or universal war. Whatever they may be, they are all fugitive and...

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Saint of the Month: St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco was a founder, a caretaker of impoverished boys, and is associated with significant, vivid dreams. John was born in 1815 in the Piedmont area of Italy to a poor family. He lost his father when he was two, and spent his youth working as a shepherd, and...

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Wisdom of the Saints Editor’s Choice (2004-2009)

“God did not tell us to follow Him because he needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.” St. Irenaeus of Lyons (2nd century) From discipleship part 1, February 2006 “To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek...

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Saint of the Month: St. Peter Canisius

St. Peter Canisius was an intrepid Dutch Jesuit priest and a key figure in the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Peter was born in 1521 at Nijmagen, Holland to the wealthy Jacob Kanis (Canisius in English) and his wife. Jacob was the burgermeister, a role similar to mayor. Later in life, Peter wrote...

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Saint of the Month: St. Stanislaus Kostka

St. Stanislaus Kostka was a Polish nobleman and Jesuit novice who showed remarkable perseverance in following God’s call to his vocation. Stanislaus was born in 1550 at Rostkovo Castle in Poland, and was named after the 11th century martyr and bishop, St. Stanislaus. His father, John, was a senator for...

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Saint of the Month: St. Francis Borgia

St. Francis Borgia was a royal-born husband and father, Jesuit priest, and superior-general. Francis was born in eastern Spain in 1510. He was born into the Spanish branch of the Borgia family, his father being the 3rd Duke of Gandia and his mother being the granddaughter of King Ferdinand V...

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