St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Feast 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 only four years old her…

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…

Saint Matthew

St. Matthew Feast 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…

Saint Peter Claver

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…

St. Augustine

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…

New 9/11 memorial parks

In the 10 years since the terrorist attacks, communities in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have raised funds and built memorial parks to honor the legacy of the nearly 3,000 people who perished when four passenger airplanes were…

Catholic Montreal

In the September issue of Catholic Digest, we featured a story on Brother André — the first Canadian-born man to be declared a saint — and St. Joseph’s Oratory, which Brother André founded in 1904. This photo essay includes photos of the…