1 October - Feast Day - St Therese of Lisieux! Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Roman Catholics and for others because of the “simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life.” Together with St. Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church. Pope Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times.”
St. Maximilian Kolbe: Mary's Martyr for Christ
St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of prisoners, drug addicts, families, journalists, and the pro-life movement. Read about his life, devotion to Mary, and martyrdom in a Nazi concentration camp on our blog here.
The Light of Faith
4 August - Feast Day - St John Vianney Saint John Mary Vianney taught his parishioners primarily by the witness of his life. It was from his example that they learned to pray, halting frequently before the tabernacle for a visit to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.(12) “One need not say much to pray well” – the Curé explained to them – “We know that Jesus is there in the tabernacle: let us open our hearts to him, let us rejoice in his sacred presence.