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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

Jun 21, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 16, 2017

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

Apr 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Mar 29, 2017

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

Father Paul Wattson.

In New York, Catholic convert takes a step toward sainthood

Mar 20, 2017

The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to... Read more

Ven. Margaret Sinclair.

Priest attributes 'miraculous' healing to Venerable Margaret Sinclair

Feb 8, 2017

A Glasgow priest says he firmly believes he survived a recent near-fatal health scare thanks to the miraculous intercession of... Read more

St Josephine Bakhita, former slave, is patron of trafficking victims

Feb 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As human trafficking continues to be a supremely important issue during Pope Francis’ pontificate, with an estimated 20 million victims... Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of migrants and refugees during Holy Thursday Mass March 24, 2016.

Pope points to Mother Cabrini as prime model in caring for migrants

Jan 15, 2017

By Elise Harris

On the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis pointed to St. Frances Cabrini as an example of how... Read more

Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and Saint Leopold Mandic at the Basilica of San Lorenzo Outside-the-Walls in Rome, Italy on February 3, 2016.

Crippling disease brought this priest to the confessional – and then sainthood

Dec 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

Although St. Leopold is less recognizable than his Capuchin brother St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold’s life is a moving... Read more

Julia Greeley.

For the ex-slave who blessed Denver, a path to sainthood opens

Dec 18, 2016

Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on Sunday in Denver,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

The saints stand out – because they're happy, Pope Francis says

Nov 1, 2016

By Elise Harris

The saints of the Church have many different qualities, but one thing that unites them all is a sense of... Read more

Rhoda Wise. Courtesy of Rhoda Wise House and Grotto.

This Ohio mystic mentored Mother Angelica. Was she a saint?

Sep 28, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Rhoda Wise, the mystic visionary and reputed stigmatic and miracle worker who played a key role in the life of... Read more

Statue of Padre Pio.

The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

Sep 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active”... Read more

The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.

Sep 9, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s heart to Boston for... Read more

Official banner for Mother Teresa's canonization hangs on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Sep 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands... Read more

Mother Teresa in 1980.

Mother Teresa 'radically loved her neighbor'

Aug 31, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Mother Teresa didn't try to solve all of the world's problems: she simply lived her life in radical service and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 11, 2005.

In rare interview, Benedict XVI names his favorite saints

Aug 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

Since he resigned from the papacy over three years ago, Benedict XVI rarely gives interviews. In a recent exception, however,... Read more

Relics at St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7, 2015.

Sale of saint relics on eBay sparks Catholic outcry

Aug 12, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Ryan Scheel was shopping for a rosary on eBay when one listing caught him off guard.  Read more

Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, 1835. Public domain via Wikimedia.

Mary Magdalene – 'Apostle to the Apostles' – gets upgraded feast day

Jul 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

Faithful to the wish of Pope Francis, a new decree has bumped the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene from... Read more