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Saints for Today: Rita of Cascia, Religious (1381-1457)

Feast Day: May 22 Born at Roccaporena in Umbria, Italy, Rita wished in childhood to become a nun but married in deference to her parents' wishes...

Saints for Today: John of Avila, Priest and Doctor of the Church (1500-1569)

Feast Day: May 10 John of Avila lived in the first half of the sixteenth century. He was born in Almodóvar del Campo (Ciudad Real, in...

Saints for Today: James, Apostle and Martyr (1st C.)

Feast Day: May 3rd Saint James called “the Younger” or “the Less,” was the son of Alphaeus of Cleophas. His mother Mary was either a sister...

Saints for Today: John XXIII and John Paul II, Popes (20th c.)

Canonization Date: Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014. This Sunday marks a glorious day when Pope Francis canonizes and declares saints, Blessed Pope John XXIII...

Saints for Today: Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr (1030-1079)

Feast Day: April 11 Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic...

Saints for Today: Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (560-636)

Feast Day: April 04 This medieval scholar of Seville, Spain, was from a noble family that was probably of Roman origin. Two of his brothers,...

Saints for Today: Why Do We Have Stations of the Cross?

The devotion as the Stations (or Way) of the Cross was one of many forms of devotion developed during the very late Middle Ages,...

Saints for Today: Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus (1st c.)

Solemnity: March 19 The chief sources of information on the life of St. Joseph, described as a “just man”, are the first chapters of our...

Dr. Jean Lee

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Jean M. Lee, M.A., D.Min., is a licensed behavioral health and substance abuse counselor, founding a nonprofit, state-licensed behavior health counseling agency and Christian gift/book store. A Catholic revert after 32 years away from the Church, she is devout in the Catholic faith, loves the saints, and lives a deeper spiritual/religious and more joyful life since returning to the Church.