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Have souls in Purgatory visited people on earth?

Nov 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Nestled in Rome just outside the Vatican, a small unassuming museum dedicated to the souls in Purgatory displays simple items... Read more

St. Bartolo Longo

How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now... Read more

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: Living life as an 'explosion of joy'

Aug 3, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

“With film-star looks, commonsense intelligence, and amazing athleticism, Pier Giorgio Frassati had every reason to pursue worldly success. He chose... Read more

Close up from "The Baptism of Christ" (c. 1482) by Pietro Perugino.

Five Quotes to Bring you Closer to Saint John the Baptist

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

June 24th is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are five quotes to help you... Read more

The last photograph of Charles de Foucauld, in Tamanrasset, Algeria.

Pope Francis to hold consistory in last step before canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Ordinary Public Consistory is the last step before the canonizations of seven men and women, including French missionary Bl.... Read more

A statue of St. Margaret of Castello at St. Patrick Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Pope Francis declares blind 14th-century lay Dominican a saint

Apr 24, 2021

Margaret of Castello was born blind and with a severe curvature of the spine in 1287. Read more

Alphabet saint book aims to introduce kids to heavenly friends

Dec 17, 2020

By CNA Staff

A new book for young children aims to both teach kids the alphabet and introduce them to new heavenly friends... Read more

The woman who lived for 60 years on the Eucharist alone

Nov 28, 2020

Servant of God Floripes de Jesús, better known as Lola, was a Brazilian laywoman who lived on the Eucharist alone... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Nov. 1, 2020.

Pope Francis: The saints are 'authoritative witnesses of Christian hope'

Nov 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue... Read more

The incorruptible body of St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457).

Carlo Acutis raises question: What does it mean if a saint's body is 'incorrupt'?

Oct 2, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The opening of the tomb of Carlo Acutis in Assisi has sparked interest in the phenomenon of incorruptibility. But what... Read more

Fr. Gabriel Richard. Public domain.

Sainthood cause being considered for priest who left ‘indelible mark’ on Michigan 

Sep 25, 2020

It is hard to overstate the impact Fr. Gabriel Richard, a French missionary priest, had on the state of Michigan... Read more

A stained glass image of St. Peter Claver in St. Aloysius church, Glasgow.

Who was St. Peter Claver?

Sep 9, 2020

September 9 marks the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in... Read more

Perseid meteor shower.

In August, watch this meteor shower named for a saint

Aug 11, 2020

Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian... Read more

View of Father Serra Statue and California Street from steps of Ventura City Hall.

California city will remove St. Junipero Serra statue from public grounds

Jul 16, 2020

The City Council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Mom of Carlo Acutis says son led her back to the Catholic faith 

Jun 16, 2020

While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers, the... Read more

Vice-Sergeant Salvo D'Acquisto. Public domain.

The policeman who might be a saint

Jun 9, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

With police brutality in focus around the world, one priest says it is important to remember a policeman who might... Read more

Matteo Farina (1990-2009).

Italian teen who died in 2009 declared ‘venerable’ by Pope Francis

May 6, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of five men and women, including an Italian teenager who died of a... Read more

Fra Angelico, “The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs” (c. 1423-24). Public domain.

'A Storybook of Saints' aims to showcase 'heroic witness' of saints

May 4, 2020

By Perry West

A new children’s book aims to tell the heroic stories of saints in a way that captures the interest, and... Read more

Skulls on a church shelf.

Bones found in church wall are 7th century saint, scientists say

Mar 6, 2020

Carbon dating confirmed that human remains discovered hidden in a church wall in 1885 are from the seventh century, and... Read more