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Saint Ambrose

A short video outlining the life and works of Saint Ambrose.

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American Martyrs in El Salvador

A short video telling the story of several American women who were martyred for their faith in El Salvador.

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30th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Assassination Attempt

A video explaining the assassination attempt on Pope Saint John Paul II's life.

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A Life of Prayer: Following Saint Dominic

A short video clip on following the example of Saint Dominic in prayer.

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Reflection on the Feast of All Saints

Fr. Rosica reflects on the extraordinary witness to the faith of the saints and blesseds.

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How Did Saint Paul Evangelize?

A brief explanation of how Saint Paul evangelized.

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What’s in the Name ‘Francis’?

A video on Saint Francis of Assisi, and why Pope Francis chose his name.

Saint Pachomius (292-348)

Saint Pachomius joined the army when he was a young man. His unit was stationed in Thebes, Egypt. The Christians at Thebes showed the soldiers such great kindness that Saint Pachomius was inspired to convert to Christianity. After joining the …

Saint Marianne Cope (1838-1918)

Saint Marianne Cope was born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States when she was a young child. Her family settled in Utica, New York. When her father became too ill to work, Saint Marianne went to work in …

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque lost her father at the tender age of eight years old. After his death, she was sent to the Poor Clares School. During this time, Saint Margaret Mary was afflicted with rheumatic fever and became confined …

Venerable Catherine McAuley (1778-1841)

Venerable Catherine McAuley was born to devout Catholic parents in Dublin, Ireland. Her parents lived out their faith by ministering to the needs of the poor. Sadly, Catherine's parents passed away, and she was sent to live with relatives. Catherine's …

Saint John Houghton (1486-1535)

Saint John Houghton graduated from the University of Cambridge with degrees in both civil law and canon law. He served as a parish priest for several years and then felt the call to become a Carthusian monk. Saint John became …

Saint Caesaria the Younger (c.465-c.530)

Saint Caesaria the Younger established a convent in 512, and served as its first abbess. Her convent became very popular, especially with women who had been widowed. Saint Caesaria's house soon expanded to include hundreds of sisters. She and her …

Saint Fulgence of Ruspe (c.465-533)

Saint Fulgence of Ruspe was a high-ranking Roman who was born in North Africa. He felt called to become a monk, even though his widowed mother opposed his decision. Saint Fulgence became abbot of his monastery, but had to flee …

Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c.330-c.395)

Saint Gregory of Nyssa was a member of a very holy family. His grandmother was Saint Macrina the Elder, his parents were Saint Basil and Saint Emmilia, his older brother was Saint Basil the Great, and his sister was Saint …

Saint Clement of Rome (d.101)

Saint Clement of Rome was a convert who was brought into the Christian faith by either Saint Peter or Saint Paul. He was selected to serve as bishop of Rome. Saint Clement penned a letter, known as Clement's First Epistle …

Saint Gianna Molla (1922-1962)

Saint Gianna Molla was born into a very devout family. She became involved in the St. Vincent de Paul Society and received degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia. Gianna opened a clinic where she specialized in …

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390)

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus was a friend of Saint Basil the Great, and accepted his invitation to join him in monastic life at Basil's newly founded desert monastery. Saint Gregory enjoyed a life of prayerful solitude at the monastery, but …

Blessed Pope Pius IX (1792 - 1878)

Blessed Pope Pius IX was born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti. He was an intelligent and reverent young man who was afflicted with epilepsy. Giovanni attended Piarist College in Volterra, Italy, and then continued his studies in Rome. He wished to join …

Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Blessed John Henry Newman spent the first half of his life as an Anglican. He was an important member of the Oxford Movement, which highlighted the Church's debt to the early Church Fathers, and opposed the complete subjectivity of the …

Saints Cyril and Methodius (d.869; d.884)

Saints Cyril and Methodius were brothers. They were raised in Thessalonica by a well-known Christian family. Because numerous Slavic peoples inhabited Thessalonica, Cyril and Methodius knew the Slavic language. The brothers joined the same monastery, but were summoned to become …

Saint Simeon of Thessalonica (d.1429)

Saint Simeon of Thessalonica is well known for his liturgical writings. His most famous work is "Against All Heresies." This tome is made up of two treatises: one regarding doctrine and another on the liturgy and Sacraments. We celebrate Saint …

Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)

Saint John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. His mother, father, and older brother passed away before he turned 21. Karol attended Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, but had to abandon his studies when World War II …

Saints Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, Archangels

Angels are God’s messengers. They appear often in the Bible, but only these three are named. Gabriel is the most well-known, as he is the messenger who asks Mary, the young Jewish girl, to bear the Messiah. In the Scriptures …

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