The Church and Her Saints

Posted by Catherine Cavadini on Oct 31, 2019 7:05:00 AM

History is full of hope. This is what the saints tell us and why their stories should be told and celebrated in every day and age. The holy men and women who have gone before us direct our attention toward the final unfolding of history, when God will be all and in all. However, this is not always obvious, at least it wasn’t to me. As a young school girl, and even as a graduate student, history was a subject for study. I learned about the past, and often that past that didn’t seem to have much to do with me, at least not here and now, nor in the future. 

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Topics: communion of saints, Revelation, saints, St. Maximilian Kolbe, All Saints Day

Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Aug 14, 2019 11:01:13 AM

Today marks the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest executed at Auschwitz on August 14, 1941, offering his life in the place of a fellow prisoner who had been condemned to death. 

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Topics: saints, Saturdays with the Saints, St. Maximilian Kolbe

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