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Our Lenten Journey, March 10: St. Monica

Even though she lived more than 1600 years ago, St. Monica faced some of the same problems of today’s women. Her husband had a...

The right Lenten fast for you

Each year in the days before Lent, my husband and I share a list of what we plan to give up that year. Last...

Fasting to be the person God is calling

"We must love with our eyes open," Canterbury's Archbishop Justin Welby said last October. Saints, the Anglican leader advised, are people who are able...

Our Lenten Journey, March 8: Clare of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi was one of the first women Franciscans and founder of a worldwide order of contemplative sisters, choosing to leave a...

Our Lenten Journey, March 7: Perpetua and Felicity

St. Perpetua, a noblewoman, and St. Felicity, a slave, were bound together in death when they were executed for the crime of being Christian...

Our Lenten Journey, March 6: Teresa of Avila

Born in an era between the voyages of Columbus and the Protestant Reformation, St. Teresa of Avila seemed destined from birth to have a...

Our Lenten Journey, March 5: St. Jeanne Jugan

“Refuse God nothing … We must do all through love.” This beautiful advice comes from a woman who gave her heart to serving God’s poor...

Our Lenten Journey, March 4: St. Hildegard

Although she lived in medieval times, St. Hildegarde of Bingen could definitely been seen as a “Renaissance woman.” Mystic, herbalist, scientist, composer, brewer, theologian...

Our Lenten Journey, March 3: St. Katharine Drexel

In high society of the early 20th century, the Drexel family moved in the same circles as the Biddles, Bouviers and Astors, to name...

Our Lenten Journey, March 1: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

It's a fairy-tale story of a princess who fell in love and married the man of her dreams — and who also shunned wealth...

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