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Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo. Photo Courtesy of Christian Gennari/www.chiaracorbellapetrillo.it

'A saint for our times' – the inspiring story of Chiara Corbella Petrillo

Chiara Corbella Petrillo lived a short life. She met her husband Enrico Petrillo at age 18, became the mother of... Read more

Brendan Kelly meets Pope John Paul II. Courtesy of TANbooks.

What the littlest children can teach us about suffering

“There will be saints among the children.”  Read more

St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has the largest collection of relics outside of Rome. August 7, 2015.

Treat saints' relics right, says new Vatican directive

The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the... Read more

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

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

A 17th-century Japanese depiction of St. Francis Xavier, from the Kobe City Museum collection.

Why is St. Francis Xavier's arm flying across Canada?

While he was alive, St. Francis Xavier never got to ride in an airplane. They would not be invented for... Read more

Have souls in Purgatory visited people on earth?

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

Mass was held in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 new saints Oct. 15, 2017.

Pope at canonization Mass: God never stops inviting us to the heavenly banquet

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject... Read more

Sor Maria.

Did this Spanish nun bi-locate to Texas? Vatican aims to find out

 In the 1620s, while the pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock and having the first Thanksgiving, the Jumano tribe in... Read more

California's first Catholic school sparks controversy by removing statues

Parents are concerned after a California Catholic school has removed several religious statues from its campus in an effort to... Read more

Padre Pio.

St. Padre Pio's relics are touring the US!

Relics of St. Padre Pio will soon be touring the United States, with stops at a number of dioceses during... Read more

Roberto Clemente statue in Pittsburgh.

No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente

Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente being... Read more

St. Barbara of the Tunnels? These Glasgow workers have a special devotion

Workers building a three-mile tunnel under the streets of Glasgow, Scotland have a special patron, and a statue of her... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Twentieth century Polish nurse among causes advancing toward sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Hanna Chrzanowska, a Polish nurse and... Read more

Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. Public Domain via Wikipedia.

The tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho priest, devil's worst nightmare

If Jose Brochero doesn't sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does.  Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 15, 2017.

Don’t think holiness is for you? The saints can help, Pope Francis says

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone,... Read more

Stolen relic of St John Bosco's brain recovered

A relic of St. John Bosco, which had been stolen from an Italian basilica two weeks ago, has been recovered,... Read more

Jacinta Pereiro Marto, niece of Francisco and Jacinta, in Aljustrel-Fatima, Portugal.

Niece of Fatima visionaries reflects on her remarkable family

The niece of Blessed Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the coming canonization of her relatives, sharing stories... Read more

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Public Domain.

It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries... Read more

St. Charbel. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Phoenix mother: St. Charbel cured my blindness

When a Phoenix mother lost her eyesight due to a rare medical condition, she feared she would never be able... Read more