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An image of St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre from Wuhan, China courtesy of Dr. Anthony Clark.

China’s first saint was martyred on a cross in Wuhan

China’s first canonized saint was martyred by suffocation on a cross in Wuhan, the epicenter of today’s coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016.

A lesson from one of the Church's newest saints

When we find ourselves weary from the troubles of life, we can find inspiration in the heroism of one of... Read more

French Revolution.

A martyr of the French revolution is almost a saint

In just two days in early September of 1792, approximately 1,200 people were slaughtered by revolutionaries in France.  Read more

Maximilian Kolbe, 1939.

Want to see the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe? They're in the US right now

The major relics of Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized by St. John Paul II, began an 8-month tour Jan. 15-17... Read more

St. Laura Montoya. Public domain image.

Religious sisters sue Colombian TV network for 'false' depiction of saint's life

An order of religious sisters in Colombia is suing a national television network for producing a series that it says... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Relic of Saint John Paul II makes pilgrimage to Cuba

Seventeen years after the historic visit of Saint John Paul II to Cuba, the Polish pope is returning to the... Read more

St Gregory of Narek.

Mystic, monk and poet – meet the newest Doctor of the Church

St. Gregory of Narek – a tenth century priest, monk, mystic, and poet beloved among Armenian Christians – has become... Read more

Blessed Junípero Serra.

California bishops to Pope: Thanks for the new saint!

Two California bishops have voiced elation and gratitude at Pope Francis’ announcement that he will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra, OFM,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan

Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization... Read more

St. Francis de Sales.

Book offers meditations based on Francis de Sales' letters

When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to... Read more

Anthony of Padua.

Forensic experts attempt to reconstruct face of St. Anthony

The University of St. Anthony of Padua’s Anthropology Museum, together with a team of international forensic researchers, have attempted to... Read more

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Puerto Rico layman could become second black saint from Americas

Pope Francis has approved the heroic virtues of Servant of God Rafael Cordero Molina, a layman from Puerto Rico who... Read more

Pope Saint John I

Martyrdom of Pope St. John I remembered May 18

On May 18, the Catholic Church honors the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr... Read more

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Catholic nurse executed by Nazis remembered in Rome

Blessed Maria Restituta, a Catholic nurse who was decapitated by the Nazis in March of 1943, was remembered for her... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes.

Church recalls Our Lady of Lourdes apparitions on Feb. 11

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18... Read more