Who was Venerable Fr Walter Ciszek? While in his teens, Walter experienced a call to the priesthood, his second call was to go to Russia ministering to the persecuted Christians there. Fr Ciszek managed to journey to Russia, but not at all in the way he had planned. God called him to serve the most abandoned in the labor camps that he was sentenced to in hard labor. Meet this prisoner for Christ.
Who was St. Anthony? The path of his walk with God was a wandering one, with unexpected twists and turns. He believed anything that happened to him was an opportunity to grow closer to God and to trust Him in all things. When we ask St Anthony for his prayers, we find that miracles can happen. Why does Our Lord favor the prayers of St. Anthony on our behalf with such courtesy? Find out this & more
Who was Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati? He was born in Turin, Italy in 1901. Although his family was wealthy, he befriended the poor and defenseless, the sick and the marginalized. Pier Giorgio prayed the Rosary and attended Mass every day. From this daily contact with God he derived the strength to serve others. Learn more about: The Life and Death of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Who was St. Kateri Tekakwitha? She was born in 1656 in what is now upstate New York. Her mother was a Catholic Algonquin and her father was a Mohawk Chieftain. Kateri was devoted to our Lady, the Mother of Jesus, and to Jesus Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament. How did she come to focus her life in this way? Meet this vibrant young woman in the book Crosses in the Woods.