• Feed the Poor from Your Garden

    by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB

    As you get ready to harvest your garden for the summer and reap its fruits, learn more about an unknown saint who is the patron saint of gardeners. He is especially popular with those who develop private… read more

  • John Paul the Great

    by Patrick Novecosky

    Everyone expected me to be nervous. Everyone except my mother, of course. I even expected to be a little anxious. After all, you don’t come face-to-face with a living saint every day.   I was 29 years old when I met John Paul II for the … read more

  • Do You Believe in Miracles?

    by Susie Lloyd

    In 1974, Robert Gutherman was a 14-year-old youth, one of 11 children growing up in the shadow of St. Katharine Drexel’s convent in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He and his brothers had often served mass for the sisters. Though not yet declared venerable at… read more

  • St. Joseph & The Mass

    by Fr. Richard Breyer

    With Pope Francis’ recent declaration that the name of St. Joseph be added to the four Eucharistic Prayers, alongside the Blessed Virgin Mary, few were aware of the fascinating background of his decision.   During Vatican II, an aged Bishop … read more

  • Our Lady of the Rosary

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Our Lady of the RosaryFeast Day: October 7th When the Holy League fleet of Christian allied forces (the Papacy, Spain, the Republic of Venice, Knights Hospitaller and several others) defeated the Ottoman Empire’s war ships in the Mediterranain… read more

  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Thérèse of LisieuxFeast Day: October 1st   The youngest daughter of a watchmaker, Thérèse wrote that her earliest childhood memories were filled with “smiles and tender caresses.” However, when she was… read more

  • Saint Matthew

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. MatthewFeast Day: September 21st Matthew, Levi, Son of Alpheus, tax-collector. Regardless of his name, Matthew’s occupation meant both Jews and non-Jews alike would have hated him. Yet, when Jesus was passing through a Roman garrison town, He took note… read more

  • Saint Peter Claver

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Peter Claver  Feast Day: September 9th   The horror of human cargo being unpacked from the suffocating hell of slave ships was a frequent event in the New World’s Caribbean cities of Cartagena and Vera Cruz. Sick with disease and … read more

  • St. Augustine

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Augustine Feast Day: August 28   One of the great figures of Western civilization, St. Augustine played many roles during his life: bishop, doctor of the church, philosopher, scholar, founder, and theologian. “Faith is to believe what… read more

  • St. Rose of Lima

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Rose of Lima Feast Day: August 23rd A child so strikingly beautiful she was renamed “Rose” after a maid saw her and said in amazement, “como una rosa” (like a rose), her life was a far cry from her namesake. As Rose grew… read more