Five facts about the Passionists

St. Paul of the Cross (1694–1775) was the founder of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ. In honor of his feast day on Oct. 20, here are five facts about the Passionists. Paul wrote the rules of the Passionists in 1720…

Inspiration from St. John XXIII

The feast day of St. John XXIII is Oct. 11. Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, he served as pope from Oct. 28, 1958 until his death on June 3, 1963. Pope Francis canonized John XXIII on April 27, 2014. St. John XXIII (1881–1963) began the…

Five facts about St. Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was a priest and friar in the Capuchin order. An Italian, he was beatified and canonized by St. John Paul II and is widely known for various supernatural phenomena such as exhibiting the stigmata, being a…

Five Prayers for Priests

St. John Vianney (1786 –1859) is the patron saint of parish priests. He was known for having the utmost dedication to his parish at Ars, France. He often spent between 12 and 16 hours a day hearing confessions from his parishioners as well…