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Our Lenten Journey, April 11: St. Faustina

She was a poor carpenter's daughter, initially turned away from religious life, later thought to be crazy. But Jesus had a plan for St....

Our Lenten Journey, April 10: St. Mary Magdalene

No woman in history's life story may be more misunderstood than that of Mary Magdalene. She was blessed with extraordinary gift of being the first...

Our Lenten Journey, April 9: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

During the pandemic, American Bishops have called for the faithful to pray the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at noon on Good...

Our Lenten Journey, April 8: St. Lucy Yi Zhenmi

As Catholics, we think of most martyrs killed for their faith as part of the early history of the Church. As Americans with religious...

Our Lenten Journey, April 7: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was born into the Jewish faith, was an atheist, a doctor of philosophy and ultimately became a Carmelite...

Our Lenten Journey, April 6: St. Alphonsa

Annakkutty, as she was called, lived a life of suffering but offered it up to the glory of God. Not only did she lose...

Our Lenten Journey, March 5: Mother Teresa

Her official name in the Congregation for Causes of Saints is St. Teresa of Calcutta, but for the generation of Catholics growing up in...

Our Lenten Journey, April 4: St. Casilda of Toledo

St. Casilda of Toledo was the daughter of Moorish king Yahya ibn Ismail al-Mamun, who ruled when parts of northern Spain were under Muslim...

Our Lenten Journey, April 3: St. Maria Goretti

She was just eleven years old, but she forgave her murderer as she lay on her deathbed. Young Catholic girls all over the world...

Our Lenten Journey, April 2: St. Winifred

Part legend, part reality, St. Winifred was a member of Welsh royalty who lived in Holywell, Wales during the seventh century. However her life...

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