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The three great archangels of the Bible: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Sep 29, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Today, on the feast of the archangels, we celebrate the powerful helpers sent by God throughout salvation history. Read more

A group of pilgrims who followed the spiritual retreat with Claude and Marie France Delpech in front of St. Hildegard Abbey in Ebingen, Germany, Sept. 17, 2012.

Couple spends retirement sharing St. Hildegard of Bingen’s wisdom and faith

Sep 17, 2023

By Anna Kurian

Through the sale of products and hosting retreats, Claude and Marie France Delpech are helping to bring the renowned saint’s... Read more

Father Edward Flanagan with baseball players at Boys Town.

Irish-born founder of Boys Town, Father Flanagan, may soon be declared Venerable

Sep 16, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

Following a premiere of a film on the saintly priest’s life, CNA spoke to Bishop Kevin Doran about the cause... Read more

Portrait of St. Jeanne Jugan (1792–1879), foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, by Léon Brune 1855.

Once shunned and forgotten, Little Sisters of the Poor founder Jeanne Jugan now shines 

Aug 30, 2023

By Anna Kurian

The French sister known as Sister Marie de la Croix was sidelined and ignored, but her order now leads the... Read more


After 1,700 years, an ancient olive tree marks the vanished hometown of St. Augustine

Aug 28, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The famous saint is associated with the city of Hippo, but before that, he lived in a now-vanished town that... Read more

St. Monica

Lessons from St. Monica for those whose children and grandchildren have left the Church

Aug 27, 2023

By Isabel Barry

In “What Would Monica Do?”, authors Patti Maguire Armstrong and Roxane Beauclair Salonen offer guidance, practical advice, and prayers. Read more

St. Maximilian Kolbe, pictured just prior to his arrest on Feb. 17, 1941.

What happened to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s beard? The answer may surprise you

Aug 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The last image taken of the saint before his final arrest was notable for what it didn’t show — his... Read more

Image from the Shrine of St. Charbel.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Jul 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his... Read more

St. Mary Magdalene relic at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist of the Florentines.

In Rome, relic of St. Mary Magdalene’s foot points way to the Vatican

Jul 22, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lost for centuries, the relic was rediscovered in 2000 and is now displayed for veneration at the Basilica of St.... Read more

The Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage takes individuals to the same mountains Frassati climbed.

Frassati pilgrimage takes Catholics ‘to the heights’ as they walk in Blessed Pier Giorgio’s footsteps

Jul 4, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage organized by Creatio brings individuals to the same mountains Frassati climbed. Read more

Saint Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. Photo courtesy of Opus Dei

St. Josemaría Escrivá’s call to sanctify daily work is a modern spiritual call to arms

Jun 26, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Today, The Work continues and millions across the world have been inspired by Escrivá’s call to holiness, finding God in... Read more

Inside St. Frances of Rome Church 8 in Rome, Italy on March 9, 2016.

St. Frances of Rome: She found a path to sainthood in marriage and motherhood

Mar 9, 2023

By Elise Harris

St. Frances dreamed of becoming a nun, but in obedience to her parents' wishes and the advice of her confessor,... Read more

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

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

Dec 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

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