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Iona Abbey and nunnery, established 563 AD on the site of the monastery founded by St. Colmcille, also known as Columba.

St. Colmcille, the Irish saint who went into exile after copying a book

Dec 7, 2022

By Patrick J. Passmore

Born on Dec. 7 in the year 521, this patron saint’s name is etched across the Irish landscape; his legacy... Read more

A scene from “Digital Disciple: Carlo Acutis and the Eucharist” written by Philip Kosloski, the  founder of Voyage Comics & Publishing.

Carlo Acutis comic book: Meet the teenager who loved the Eucharist

Nov 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A new comic book that tells the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a young millennial who used his knowledge of... Read more

An illustration by Fabiola Garza (left) and the cover of Ascension Press' book, "Catholic Princess Saint Stories, Volume I."

Catholic publisher pulls book on princess saints after illustrator says it was her idea

Nov 22, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Ascension made the move following social media posts by illustrator Fabiola Garza. The company denies any wrongdoing. Read more

St. Simon Zelotes holding a book and St. Jude Thaddaeus

Sts. Simon and Jude: A grisly end for Simon?

Oct 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Oct. 28 marks the feast day of Sts. Simon and Jude, early followers of Christ who according to tradition both... Read more

St. Edmund Arrowsmith | An altar display of items associated with 17th century English Martyr St. Edmund Arrowsmith.

The enduring legacy of St. Edmund Arrowsmith, martyred for celebrating the Mass

Oct 1, 2022

By Joseph Kellaway-Burnell

The hand of St. Edmund Arrowsmith has pride of place in the Church of St. Edmund and St. Oswald in... Read more

Saint Jerome Writing, a painting by Caravaggio, dated to 1605–06. Public domain.

Are modern Bible translations always better? A Catholic linguist praises St. Jerome’s Vulgate

Sep 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Vulgate became the predominantly-used Bible of the Middle Ages and has endured to this day as a translation that... Read more

The baroque fresco of St. Nicholas of Tolentino by Morazzone, 16th century, in the side nave of Chiesa di San Agostino (Basilica of St. Augustine) in Rome.

Why this saint is the patron of souls in purgatory

Sep 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

For St. Nicholas of Tolentino, the Catholic imperative to pray for the dead was made very real to him. Read more

Mother Teresa (left) smiles during Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 12, 1996.

Mother Teresa’s feast day: 25 quotes on living life beautifully

Sep 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

When St. Teresa of Kolkata, India, passed away 25 years ago, she left behind guidance on how to live a... Read more

A fragment on the True Cross on which Jesus was condemned to death

The relics St. Helena brought to Rome from the Holy Land

Aug 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The mother of Constantine the Great, St. Helena, is believed to have restored many sites in the Holy Land, where... Read more

Joan of Arc depicted on horseback in an illustration from a 1504 manuscript.

Who was Joan of Arc?: Answers to your questions about this heroic saint  

Aug 13, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Commissioned by God at the age of 13 to lead the army of France, Joan of Arc seems more legend... Read more

Side view of the gilded statue of Joan of Arc at Place des Pyramides in Paris, France.

A ‘non-binary’ Joan of Arc? Theater's spin on Catholic heroine stirs backlash

Aug 12, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The production will portray the French heroine as a “queer” character who refers to herself with “they/them” pronouns. Read more

Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi.

First married couple to be beatified together featured at World Meeting of Families

Jun 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Blessed Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi are the official patrons of the 10th World Meeting of Families taking place in... Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

Corpus Christi Sunday 2022: Inspiring words from the saints about the Eucharist

Jun 14, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Corpus Christi Sunday falls on June 19 this year. Read more

A statue of St. Anthony stands in the St. Francis Chapel run by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in upstate New York.

Meet the friars who have been praying to St. Anthony daily for 100 years

Jun 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

June 13 is the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua. Read more

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Filipino bishop known for bilocation

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also approved the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

May 15, 2022

By Pope Francis

"This is our strength: we are loved by God," Pope Francis said. Read more

Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, says a Mass commemorating the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Isidore the Farmer, with Pope Francis concelebrating, at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, March 12, 2022.

Pope Francis: The saints show us how to live in communion with the Church

Mar 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of the canonization of saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri,... Read more

Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne were guillotined for their faith on July 17, 1794.

Pope Francis opens special process to canonize 16 Carmelite martyrs of the French Revolution

Feb 25, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

At the request of the bishops of France and the Order of Carmelites Discalced (OCD), Pope Francis agreed on Feb.... Read more

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10 saintly quotes to reflect on this Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A thanksgiving should be made to God each and every day, according to the saints in heaven. In special celebration... Read more

12 Amazing Facts about the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Jul 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pier Giorgio Frassati, born on April 6, 1901 to a prominent and wealthy Italian family, became a popular role model... Read more