How’s your saintly knowledge? From our colleagues at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly comes a fun quiz that will test your knowledge of the saints. From saintly husbands and wives, to young saints, to pope saints, sharpen up your pencils, shiny up your halo and have fun!
How hard is it for you to forgive someone who hurt you? How hard is it to ask forgiveness from someone you hurt? Learn about how Saint Maria Goretti forgave her attacker.
On the date of his nativity, we honor Saint John the Baptist, who was filled with the Holy Spirit while in his mother’s womb, was chosen by God to herald His Son, lived a model life of holiness and was martyred for his faith.
Have one of your brothers or sisters or even a friend gotten really sick? Were you told to stay away from them so you wouldn’t get sick? St. Aloysius Gonzaga took that risk! He grew up in a very wealthy family. His father wanted him to be a soldier “just like him!” In fact, at the age of 4 years old, he began his training as a soldier and a courtier (a person who works as an advisor or companion to the king or queen). Granted, Aloysius lived 450 years ago. But still that was a young age to begin training.
Aside from the Twelve, few others receive the designation of apostle in the New Testament. Chief among them is the apostle Paul. Among the others is his one-time collaborator Barnabas, whose memorial is celebrated by the Church on June 11. Legend recalls Barnabas as one of the 70 disciples of Christ in the Gospel, but few details about him were recorded in the New Testament. Find out more in today’s post.