Saint Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine DrexelFeast day: March 3 Born to a wealthy Philadelphia banking family, Katharine and her two sisters were taught by her father and stepmother to love God and to help those in need. When they died, Katharine inherited a…

Saints Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius Feast Day: February 14 Celebrated as the “apostles of the southern Slavs and fathers of Slavonic literary culture,” these two brothers are also venerated as first rank missionary apostles of…

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of LourdesFeast Day: February 11 While many miracles have taken places in Lourdes, France, where Mary appeared to a 14-year old girl named Bernadette in 1858, one of the accounts especially stands out. Witnessed by an…

Saint Jerome Emiliani

Saint Jerome EmilianiFeast Day: February 8 Venetian Commander of the Castelnuovo Fortress in northern Italy, Girolamo Emiliani (1481-1537) was captured when the town fell to the League of Cambrai, the combined armies of rival states…

Praying with the Jesuits

In the mid 1960s, a French Jesuit named Joseph de Guibert offered a charming analogy about spirituality, first made in the Middle Ages. A spirituality is like a bridge, he said. Every bridge does pretty much the same thing: It gets you from…