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.
After talking about the Dominicans St. Albert and St. Thomas Aquinas last time, are you ready for another early Dominican saint? Today we’re talking about a fellow who traveled far and wide to preach the Gospel to all those he could!
As someone who carries a degree in the physical sciences, I could say I owe a lot to St. Albert. Join the Social and learn about this bishop and Doctor of the Church, who shows us that faith and science work together to reveal God’s beauty!
Have you ever heard of St. Gemma, aka, the Daughter of the Passion? Join the Social and find out who this Italian mystic is, and perhaps you might just find yourself with a new friend on your journey!
Ah, Guardian Angels. They make for great statues and pictures to decorate our homes with, but have you ever found yourself wondering about them? It’s worth fostering a relationship with your Angel, tune in and hopefully you may get to know your guardian a little better!