Saint of the Month: St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence was a martyr and a deacon of the early Church. Lawrence is traditionally believed to have been born at Huesca, Spain, in the year 225. Huesca is located in what is now northeastern Spain, in the region of Aragon. His parents are also believed to have been martyred,...

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Saint of the Month: Venerable Nelson Baker

Venerable Nelson Baker was a veteran,a businessman, a priest, and the founder and pastor of an expansive city of charity. Nelson was born in 1842 to Lewis and Caroline Baker in Buffalo, NY. His father operated a general store and the Bakers and their four sons lived behind the store....

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The Wisdom of the Saints about evangelization (part 4)

  “After recalling the Apostles, they had them flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name. And all day long,...

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Saint of the Month: Venerable Pierre Toussaint

Venerable Pierre Toussaint was a slave, a popular hairdresser and benefactor, husband and father. Pierre was born in 1766 on the island of Saint Domingue, a French colony in the Caribbean, now known as Haiti. At that time, the island was owned by very wealthy French sugar, coffee, and tobacco...

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Wisdom of the Saints about humility (part 7)

“Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” St. Peter the Apostle (1st century) “Humility is the mother, root,...

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Saint of the Month: St. Pedro Maldonado

St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado was a priest and a martyr of the anti-Catholic regime of Mexican President Plutarco Calles.  Pedro was born in 1892 at Chihuahua City in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. His parents were Apolinar Maldonado and Micaela Lucero, and Pedro had seven siblings. SEMINARY INTERRUPTION...

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Wisdom of the Saints about discipleship (part 4)

“When men saw him [Paul} in captivity, flogged, shipwrecked, led about in chains, they could scarcely help thinking him a pitiable sight. Nevertheless, even while he suffered all this at the hands of men, he always looked toward the One Who is his head and he asked: What can separate...

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