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Inspiration from St. John Paul II

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła, St. John Paul II served as pope from Oct. 16, 1978, to his death on April 2, 2005. Pope Francis canonized him on April 27, 2014. St. John Paul II was well-known for being an advocate of human rights and using his…

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…

Saints with Funny Names

Editor's Note: Each month, senior writer Susie Lloyd profiles Eastern-rite Catholic saints on CatholicDigest.com. This month in Saints with Funny Names learn about Sts. Eulampius the martyr, Charitina the martyr, and Stachys the Apostle. …

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…

St. Jerome

St. Jerome Feast Day: September 30 An enthusiastic college student who enjoyed visiting “the tombs of the martyrs and apostles” in the catacombs with his friends, Eusebius Hieronumus Sophronius (“Jerome”) was a brilliant student who loved…

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…