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The painting St. Luke the Evangelist in church Iglesia El Buen Pastor by Miguel Vaguer (1959).

Why is St. Luke the patron saint of butchers? Here’s a clue

Oct 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Each of the four Gospel writers — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — has a special image associated with him.... Read more

Apparition of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Oct 16, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French nun responsible for spreading the devotion of the Sacred Heart throughout the Western... Read more

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How can we suffer well? 10 quotes from St. Teresa of Ávila

Oct 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Oct. 15, is the feast day of St. Teresa of Ávila, when the Catholic Church remembers the Spanish Carmelite reformer... Read more

Mass in Assisi with Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on the feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4, 2022 Andrea Cova/Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

‘St. Francis helps us not to run from suffering’: Cardinal Zuppi offers Mass in Assisi

Oct 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

On the feast of St. Francis on Tuesday, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi offered Mass in Assisi in the basilica that holds... Read more

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8 quotes from saints on guardian angels

Oct 2, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

During the month of October, the Catholic Church celebrates guardian angels. Read more

Holy Trinity, detail of Iconostasis in Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Zagreb, Croatia.

Trinity Sunday 2022: 10 illuminating quotes from the saints about the Holy Trinity

Jun 11, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Trinity Sunday is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost. Read more

"Massacre of the Innocents," by Mariano Rossi (1731-1807), in the church Chiesa id san Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome.

Meet the Holy Innocents: The 'infant martyrs' who died for Baby Jesus

Dec 28, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The Holy Innocents did not know Jesus, but they died in his place. Dec. 28 marks the feast of these... Read more

Chapel of the Madonna in Rome's Church of St. Benedict in Piscinula.

St. Benedict Church in Rome celebrates feast with 40 hour adoration vigil

Jul 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the... Read more

Pope Francis smiles during an encounter in St. Peter's Square Oct. 14, 2017.

Vatican releases Pope's liturgical schedule for January, February

Jan 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Earlier this week the Vatican published Pope Francis’ liturgical schedule for the months of January and February, including his lineup... Read more