Today, I conclude the study of St. Anthony Mary Claret though he could easily take several more months to cover in detail. Yes, he did that many great things during his life. Here are some more of the great things he did. The mission takes first priority… His schedule did not always permit him to … Continue reading Amazing St. Anthony Mary Claret
Born in 1807, it seems that St. Anthony Mary Claret was destined for greatness even from a young age. Even as a very young child, Tonin (as he was called by his family) grappled with the concepts of eternity and eternal damnation for the lost. It caused him anxiety and nights of lost sleep when … Continue reading St. Anthony Mary Claret: Amazing from the Beginning
My original plan when starting this blog was to do one saint per week (on Fridays) highlighting the miracles they did during life or after death. Unfortunately, so many saints have very little information which has survived to our day, that it is impossible to do anything but a really dry repetition of what has … Continue reading Prophecies in Cuba – St. Anthony Mary Claret
Origin of the Servites or "Servants of Mary" Seven wealthy young merchants in 2017 might be expected to be in cohorts with the founders of various social networking sites. But in 1233, these seven decided to do something very different – they wanted to live a more radical Christian life and rejected the worldly life … Continue reading St. Peregrine and the Seven Servite Founders
Sometimes, it is very difficult to find good information on saints. These saints were often very early in church history and their stories have not survived until present day. In some cases, we have only a couple of events that have survived in legend – in others, we only have a brief line of who … Continue reading The love of St. Scholastica – and others
Many a winter program at school was spent with a cough drop or throat lozenge lodged firmly between gum and cheek as I did my best to belt out a solo or being the main supporting role for the entire alto section. I have always been somewhat prone to sore throats and coughs – indeed, … Continue reading Blessing of the Throats – St. Blaise
During his ministry, St. Sebastian is believed to have converted and baptized at least 1400 souls which is a miracle in itself!