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A painting of St. Maria Goretti by Giuseppe Brovelli-Soffredini

St. Maria Goretti: Remembering one of the youngest Catholic saints

Jul 5, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Catholics worldwide celebrate the feast day of one of the youngest saints on July 6: St. Maria Goretti. Read more

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Here are 11 American saints to remember on July Fourth

Jul 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

From Isaac Jogues to Katharine Drexel, these saints led heroic lives worth celebrating. Read more

St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341) and Sister Juliana Faustina.

How the Eucharist entered the heart of a 13th-century saint and inspired a Sister of Life

Jun 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘It was not so much that I discovered St. Juliana, as that she found me,’ says Sister Juliana Faustina. Read more

A statue of Devasahayam Pillai at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kottar, India.

What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Devasahayam Pillai will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on May 15. Read more

Pope Francis greets families after the general audience on Feb. 2, 2022

Pope Francis: Rayan, the boy stuck in a well in Morocco, shows beauty of ‘saints next door’

Feb 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

When a five-year-old boy was stuck in a well in Morocco for four days, thousands of onlookers gathered to cheer... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on April 25, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit reforms the Church through the saints

Jan 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that it takes saints to reform the Church and for this each Catholic is called to... Read more

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Scientists reconstructed the face of St. Nicholas – here’s what they found

Dec 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Scientists at a university in Liverpool unveiled what they say is the most realistic portrait ever created of St. Nicholas... Read more

St. Nicholas, by Jaroslav Čermák (1831-1878).

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

Dec 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

How much do you know about the man whose feast falls on Dec. 6? Read more

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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