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Mother Teresa. Courtesy of Father Woody and Regis University.

Is this the miracle that could canonize Mother Teresa?

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?

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 26, 2014.

Satanism, Pompeii and the Rosary – a bizarre tale surrounds Francis' next trip

Later this month Pope Francis will head to Pompeii: a city which lays claim to the curious story of a... Read more

Archbishop Oscaro Romero.

Oscar Romero to be beatified: Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 3, 2014.

Pope Francis praises the 'hidden holiness' of everyday saints

Pope Francis cautioned against the false appearances of those who are proud or vain, saying that true holiness is found... Read more

Pope Francis greets the Indian community at a Thanksgiving Mass for the new Indian Saints on Nov. 24, 2014.

Pope greets Indian community at Mass for newest saints

God's love is the “source” and “destination” of all holiness, said Pope Francis on Nov. 24, speaking of India's newly... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on Nov. 19, 2014.

Thinking of yourself won’t make you holy, but serving others will, Pope says

In his weekly general audience address, Pope Francis said that holiness can never be selfish, but is a gift that... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 23, 2014.

Pope Francis recognizes 'heroic virtue' of 12-year-old boy

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes for a 12-year-old Italian boy who died late 1970s as well as seven other... Read more

Icon of St. John Paul II in Santa Maria Church (Sant'Egidio community) in Rome.

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a thanksgiving Mass for Canadian saints François of Laval and Marie of the Incarnation on Oct. 12, 2014.

Highways, byways and sinners: these are the missionary fields

In his thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of two Canadian saints Pope Francis said that a true missionary goes out... Read more

The body of St. Clare of Assisi is entombed above the main altar in the Basilica at Assisi, Italy.

Faithful drawn by accessibility of St. Clare, basilica priest reflects

The Aug. 11 Feast of Saint Clare is an occasion for the people of Assisi to show their devotion to... Read more