Tag: saints

No plaster saints: God gives grace to live holy lives, pope says

VATICAN CITY | The saints were flesh-and-blood people whose lives included real struggles and joys, and whose holiness reminds all the baptized that they, too, are called to be saints, Pope Francis said. Thousands of people joined the pope Nov. 1 for the midday recitation of the Angelus prayer on the feast of All Saints…. Read more »

Kindly lights in gloomy world: Pope declares five new saints

VATICAN CITY | Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said. “The culmination of the journey of faith is to live a life of continual thanksgiving. Let us ask ourselves: Do we,… Read more »

Saints honored in varied ways

Venice | Not one word of St. Joseph is ever used in the Bible, yet the stepfather of Jesus is one of the most adored saints of the Church, in fact he is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. On the other hand, St. Patrick was an iconic figure who, through his words and… Read more »