Amongst the whole family of canonized saints in the Church, there aren’t a ton of royalty, and even of those that were, many often opted to live as the poor do. Today we meet a French king, the only French king who is a canonized saint. He is a phenomenal example of how to approach duty with the understanding that all we are given comes from God. Join the Social and meet St. Louis IX of France!
Private revelations are a wonderful thing, as they provide extra tools to help us on our faith journeys by way of devotions. Today, we meet the patron saint of Sweden, a mystic who has passed along several devotions that unite us with the suffering and sorrow of Christ and the Blessed Mother. So come join the Social, and meet St. Bridget of Sweden!
Extraordinary virtue doesn’t necessarily mean extraordinary action. As we see today, sometimes our path to sainthood simply means that we look after our immediate neighbors. The poor and the downtrodden within our local community. What a wonderful example then Blessed Pier provides. What a great reminder that love of one another is the primary call of the Christian life. Join the Social today, and meet Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati!
Some stories can seem so simple, yet they are so incredibly powerful. Today, we meet St. Damien of Molokai, who gave of himself entirely to help the lepers of the Hawaiian Islands. Let’s rejoice that God has given us yet another great companion on this journey of ours to demonstrate for us that all people have inherent dignity.
The last few episodes we’ve been introduced to some more modern figures. So modern that they are still only in the beginning stages of their saintly causes. Well today we go waaay back to one of the Church Fathers. A man who had a significant impact on theology and the Divine Liturgy. Today, I introduce you to St. Basil the Great!
Today I get to introduce you to a fella I have some special connections to. Not only do we have the same birthday, but I also attended the high school that bears his name! His story is something pretty incredible, so I invite you to Join the Social and learn about this Medal of Honor recipient!
We are all called to be saints. What does it take to be a saint? Virtue! But virtue can look different as it’s a unique expression of God’s work in one’s life. Because God is the ultimate judge of one’s character, the Catholic Church takes identifying saints very seriously. The first step is declaring someone as a Servant of God, meaning they are being investigated for sainthood. Join the Social to learn the story of this incredible woman from Toronto who bears this title!
After ten episodes, it’s about time to cover a North American saint! Not only that, join the Social and learn about the first canonized Native American saint! A woman who is a great friend of those who might be feeling pressure from a secular society that looks down upon the pious.
Any saint who gets me to think of The Lord of the Rings is automatically awesome in my book! Not only does St. Helena encourage the spirit of adventure in us, but through her own adventure she uncovered the Cross of Jesus! Check out her story!
It’s an unfortunate reality that we all encounter suffering. Why do we consider saints to be heroic? Because through their reliance on God and His graces, they rise beyond their suffering, and in doing so show us how to do the same. Come check out the story of St. Josephine Bakhita, a woman who was taken into slavery, and through her witness to the love of God, shows us what it looks like to grateful for everything that leads us closer to Him… including our suffering.