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Pilgrims gather in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1, 2023.

St. Peter Damian, the driving force behind the reform of the Church 1,000 years ago

Feb 21, 2024

By ACI Prensa

This doctor of the Church was simple, firm, and honest in the face of error. Read more

Official portrait of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, designed by Silvia Patricio. Courtesy of the Fatima Shrine.

Francisco and Jacinta: brother and sister saints who were seers at Fatima

Feb 20, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On Feb. 20, the Church celebrates the lives of two children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the seers of... Read more

St. Josephine Bakhita.

Survivor of human trafficking St. Josephine Bakhita discovered God’s infinite love 

Feb 8, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, we honor the Sudanese-Italian saint Josephine Bakhita. Read more

Pope Francis at the Nagasaki Martyrs’ Monument on Nishizaka Hill Nov. 24, 2019.

The first Mexican-born martyr: a castaway friar who was crucified in Japan 

Feb 5, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Only 25 when he was killed, San Felipe de Jesus — St. Philip of Jesus — is celebrated Feb. 5... Read more

The blessing of throats for St. Blaise’s feast day.

St. Blaise: The bishop who lived in a cave, cured animals, and healed throat ailments

Feb 3, 2024

By ACI Prensa

St. Blaise, celebrated on Feb. 3, was a bishop and martyr from Armenia who today is associated with the healing... Read more

The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus, close to the Vatican, uses four of the bench seats from the Second Vatican Council as choir stalls for prayer.

St. Angela Merici: the ‘little friend’ of St. Ursula

Jan 27, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Every Jan. 27, the Church celebrates St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Order of St. Ursula, whose members are known... Read more

Canadian sister Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis, founder of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

Canadian religious sister Mother Marie-Léonie Paradis cleared for canonization

Jan 25, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis signed a decree on Jan. 24 allowing for the canonization of Canadian sister Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis, founder of... Read more

Mosaic of Sales on the exterior of St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis.

From struggles with temper to path of charity, St. Francis de Sales is a model for us all

Jan 24, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On Jan. 24, the Church celebrates the patron saint of journalists, writers, and the Catholic press: St. Francis de Sales,... Read more

Servant of God Joseph Dutton. This photo is used for the book: “Under Hawaiian Skies” by Albert Pierce Taylor (Honolulu: Advertiser Pub. Co., 1926), p. 558. The caption reads: “Brother Joseph Dutton, the ‘Saint of Molokai,’ who has devoted forty years of his life to service among the lepers at Kalawao, Molokai. He was an aide of the staff of General Granger, U.S.A., during the Civil War.”

Servant of God Joseph Dutton’s cause for canonization sent to Vatican

Jan 23, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

In the Diocese of Honolulu, Hawaii, the local phase concluded Sunday for the cause of canonization of Servant of God... Read more

A lamb is wreathed in flowers during a special Mass for the feast of St. Agnes at the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Wall on Jan. 21, 2014.

The origins of St. Agnes, child saint and martyr

Jan 21, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Although not much is known about the life of St. Agnes, there are many stories passed down since her martyrdom... Read more

The ordination of St. Hilary of Poitiers.

What Pope Benedict XVI said about St. Hilary of Poitiers

Jan 13, 2024

By CNA Staff

St. Hilary of Poitiers, who was named a doctor of the Church, battled against the Arian heresy that Jesus was... Read more

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys by Pierre Le Ber.

How St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, first female saint of Canada, discovered her vocation

Jan 12, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On Jan. 12, we celebrate the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre... Read more

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, began two years of celebration on the saint’s feast day Jan. 4, 2024. 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine begins two years of celebration, marking two anniversaries

Jan 5, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, marked the beginning of two years of celebration on... Read more

Susan Agostinelli shows Pope Francis a picture of her great, great uncle, Bl. Grimoaldo Santamaria of the Purification, during a meeting at the Vatican on Oct. 6, 2022. The audience was part of a conference on holiness and sainthood hosted by the Vatican.

Producer shares story of ‘family saint’ with new generation of Catholics

Dec 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Susan Agostinelli says her great-great uncle, Blessed Grimoaldo Santamaria, was the “go-to family saint.” Now she is sharing his life... Read more

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

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

Dec 6, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

The fresco of St. Leo the Great, doctor of the Church, in the cupola of the Church of St. Maximus of Turin, Italy.

St. Leo the Great: the pope who clarified the humanity and divinity of Christ

Nov 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The worldwide Church celebrates St. Leo the Great, the 45th bishop of Rome and one of only 37 doctors of... Read more

Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio (1920-1998).

Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to Argentine Cardinal Pironio

Nov 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis approved a miracle on Wednesday attributed to Argentine Cardinal Eduardo Pironio, paving the way for his beatification. Read more

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

Blessed Theodore Romzha. Left: A painting in the Basilian monastery of Glen Cove, New York, painted in the 1980s. Photo taken by Josaphat Vladimir Timkovic, OSBM. Right: An icon of Theodore Romzha, St. Anthony’s Church at Russicum.

The faithful servant of Christ and the Church who was assassinated by Soviet communists

Oct 22, 2023

By Martin Barillas

Blessed Theodore Romzha of Mukachevo, beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2001, stayed with his people until the end. Read more

Antonia Salzano, Carlo Acutis' mother, and Bishop David O'Connell speak to schoolchildren at the blessing of the Carlo Acutis shrine at St. Dominic Parish in Brick, New Jersey. Oct 1, 2023.

Carlo Acutis’ mother places his first-class relic in new diocesan shrine in New Jersey

Oct 4, 2023

By Sharon Delaney

Blessed Carlo Acutis is on his way to becoming the first millennial saint of the Catholic Church, and his mother... Read more