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St. Rita of Cascia

Our saint of the week is one whose whole sanctity is based on her great virtue of hope. St. Rita of Cascia was born in 1381 in Roccaporena, Italy. She lived a very difficult life on earth, but she never let it destroy her faith or her hope. Although she had a deep wish to […]

St. Philip Neri

At an early age, he abandoned the chance to become a businessman, moved to Rome from Florence and devoted his life and individuality to God. After three years of philosophy and theology studies, he gave up any thought of ordination. The next 13 years were spent in a vocation unusual at the time—that of a […]

St. Mary Magdalene

(Feast Day: July 22) Mary Magdalene’s life has been a source of interest for two thousand years. There are many women named Mary who are mentioned in Scripture, but Mary Magdalene is distinguished by the name of a place: Magdala, a city on the Sea of Galilee. Some scholars argue that this does not necessarily mean that she was born […]

Come to Me

RESOURCE – This companion book for women’s daily spiritual life is available exclusively from Pilgrim Center of Hope.

St. Andre Bassette

Learn more about St. Andre Bassette’s life  – https://www.holycrosscongregation.org/news/st-andre-believe-pray-serve-and-trust-god/ Special thanks to Lucha Ramey, Director of Communications for the Congregation of the Holy Cross for help and permission in using photos and helping us promote this inspiring saint. Photo (c) courtesy of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Rome. Used with permission.

St. Peter Julian Eymard

Like all of us, Peter Julian Eymard [pronounced A-mard] was conditioned by his cultural background as well as by the sociopolitical atmosphere of his time. Struggle to Become a Priest Peter Julian Eymard’s road to the priesthood, as well as his life as a priest, was marked by the cross. On July 20, 1834, at […]

Bl. Pier Gorgio Frassati

Pier Giorgio Frassati was born in Turin into a wealthy family, who owned a newspaper called La Stampa. Though an average student, Frassati was known among his peers for his devotion and piety. He was dedicated to works of social action, charity, prayer and community. He was involved with Catholic youth and student groups, the Apostleship […]

St. Louis de Montfort

Feast Day: April 28 (1673-1716) He was born Louis Maie Grignon in Montfort, France, in 1673. Educated at Rennes, he was ordained there in 1700, becoming a chaplain in a hospital in Poitiers. His congregation, also called the Daughters of Divine Wisdom, started there. As his missions and sermons raised complaints, Louis went to Rome, […]