Solanus spent his fifty-three years as a priest in menial service as a sacristan and porter at St. Bonaventure’s monastery in Detroit and worked in the friars’ soup kitchen.
When bread and wine become literal Flesh and Blood: The Lanciano Eucharistic Miracle, 1300 years later
When he said the Words of Consecration, with doubt in his soul, the priest saw the bread change into living flesh and the wine change into blood.
Mary, the Mother of God, Mother of Jesus, and wife of Joseph, is the greatest of all Christian saints.
John Vianney was five years old when the reign of terror in Paris was exiling or murdering the Catholic clergy and religious.
Charles was from Uganda and was abused as a page as a young man under the rule of King Mwanga of Baganda in Uganda.
Benjamin was a martyr of Persia (modern Iran), a deacon during the persecution of Christians in the fifth century.
Prayer, fasting and almsgiving afford us the opportunity to move beyond ourselves.
When he died at the age of 91, it was estimated that close to a million people came to the Oratory to pay their last respects.
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.