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"My Badass Book of Saints" book cover. Courtesy of Maria Morera Johnson.

Tough, funny and fearless: A bold new take on women saints

Dec 10, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Maria Johnson has a scar behind her ear, a small memento from that time she leaped off her dresser, aiming... Read more

Reconstructed face of St. Martin de Porres.

Apparently St. Martin de Porres only had two teeth when he died

Nov 5, 2015

A new reconstruction of the face of St. Martin de Porres reveals that the Dominican brother had trouble eating toward... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

Saints are contagious examples of everyday holiness, Pope says

Nov 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said the mark of true holiness is living each day as a... Read more

Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents Louis and Zelie Martin 1 at St. Mary Major`s Basilica in Rome, Italy, Oct. 16, 2015.

Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

Oct 16, 2015

As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in... Read more

A Mexican exorcist advances on path to sainthood – courtesy of the Pope

Oct 2, 2015

By Elise Harris

Among the eight causes for sainthood advanced by Pope Francis is a Mexican exorcist who lived during the time of... Read more

Crowds gathered for the Mass canonizing Saint Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Saint Junipero Serra's canonization an 'exciting time to be a Catholic'

Sep 28, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Last week's Mass for the Canonization of Saint Junipero Serra, said by Pope Francis, proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra at Washington D.C.'s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Sep 23, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Year's Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2015.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t... Read more

Mother Teresa. Courtesy of Father Woody and Regis University.

Is this the miracle that could canonize Mother Teresa?

Sep 11, 2015

The Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses – which could be the... Read more

St. Rose of Lima.

Is this what Saint Rose of Lima looked like?

Aug 28, 2015

The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever, thanks to a team... Read more

Images in Holy Trinity Monastery, founded by St. Nekolarios in Aegina, Greece.

Meet Saint Nektarios – a philosopher, poet and miracle worker

Aug 5, 2015

By Elise Harris

Buried in a hilltop monastery on a small Greek island, Saint Nektarios – one of the most widely known and... Read more

St. Therese of Lisieux and her sister Leonia Martin Guerin. Public Domain Photos.

A fourth saint for the Little Flower family? Cause for Leonia Martin officially opens

Jul 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

With a sister who is a Doctor of the Church and parents set to be canonized in October, Leonia Martin... Read more

Tapestries in St. Peter's Square show four saints canonized May 17: Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve, Maria Cristina Brando, and Mariam Baouardy.

Pope Francis shares the secret of the saints: life in Christ's love

May 17, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis canonized the Church’s four newest saints on Sunday, praising their loving witness to Jesus Christ’s Resurrection.  Read more

Drinking with the Saints. Edited photo. Courtesy of Michael Foley.

'Drinking with the Saints' – new book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

May 6, 2015

By Mary Farrow

“I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven... Read more

Bishop James Conley confirms men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary March 31.

Be 'saints of this prison,' Bishop Conley tells inmates at Confirmation

Apr 1, 2015

On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln offered Mass and confirmed four inmates at the Nebraska State... Read more

Louis and Zelie Martin. Public Domain image.

Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization

Mar 4, 2015

By Elise Harris

Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie... Read more

Archbishop Oscaro Romero.

Oscar Romero to be beatified: Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom

Feb 3, 2015

Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way... Read more

Venerable Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz. Photo courtesy of Holy Name Catholic Church, Washington D.C.

American priest among saints causes advanced by Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015

By Elise Harris

Servant of God Aloysius Schwartz is one of the 11 causes for canonization that Pope Francis advanced yesterday, and will... Read more

Pope Francis to canonize evangelizer of the Wild West

Jan 15, 2015

By Alan Holdren

In a surprise addition to his fall 2015 trip to the U.S., Pope Francis is planning to canonize the founder... Read more

A statue of St. Joseph Vaz at the Jan. 14 canonization Mass in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Pope Francis lauds first Sri Lankan saint's undivided love for God

Jan 13, 2015

Pope Francis on Wednesday canonized Joseph Vaz, Sri Lanka’s first saint, praising the 17th century priest’s love for the Sri... Read more