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Christian Saints

Another Way To Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day

Craig Considine | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Amid the fanfare and elation on this Saint Patrick's Day, we would be wise to honor the patron saint of Ireland by also adhering to his moral teachings and by personifying his exemplary character.

Living The 'Prayer Of St. Francis' With All Of Creation

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

The "Prayer of St. Francis" offers us is a chance to pause, pray and reflect on who it is that we are and what it is that we are created to do. As we mark this day in honor of the great peacemaker, lover of all creation, and icon of holiness from Assisi, may the prayer show us a way to live.

Lent: Saints Alive!

Rev. Tim Schenck | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Tim Schenck

A couple years ago I thought, why should college basketball fans have all the fun while we Christians sit around giving up chocolate? Thus Lent Madness was born.

Who Was The Real Saint Patrick?

Greg Tobin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Tobin

It is no accident that Patrick's stark admission of humility comes in the first sentence of his life story. He believed his own position was lowly and unworthy -- despite his epic successes.

The Courage To Live Eternally

Rev. Dean Snyder | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dean Snyder

As Christians prepared for All Saints' Day, I want to propose that choosing to believe in life after death may actually be an act of courage.

The Christian Journey Is Hard, But You Can Do It!

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Each of those steps may seem hard, even dangerous, to step on, and it may seem that we can't do it, but that's the path we're invited to climb. And it's Christ who urges us on.

The Saints Were As Strange As You Are - And You Can Be As Holy As They Were

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

When you read the complete stories of the lives of these saints and shift your focus from the gruesome details of their martyrdoms and extreme ascetical practices, you might meet people who can teach you about being who you are.