Mary, the Mother of God, Mother of Jesus, and wife of Joseph, is the greatest of all Christian saints.
From The Avengers to the X-Men, the big screen to Netflix, the Marvel Universe often reminds us why the struggle of heroes is so important.
When she refused to marry the emperor, he became enraged and condemned her to be tortured. He designed a spiked wheel that was supposed to tear her to pieces. But the machine miraculously broke apart and killed many onlookers.
This consolation experienced by St. Monica and her total abandonment to God can also be ours today if we persevere in patience and trust.
He guided popes and kings, bishops and common folk. Because of him, the twelfth century is sometimes called the “Bernardine period.”
"There is history here, like no other place around. You don’t find this any other place in the United States."