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March 17: Here's to the Patron Saint of Nigeria
Author, 'Fortunate Son: A Dying Father, An Angry Son and the W...
El Chapo Guzman's Patron Saints
R. Andrew Chesnut
Chaired Professor of Religious Studies, Virginia Commonwealth ...
The capture of el Chapo, the world's most powerful drug lord, has thrust his hometown folk saint, Jesus Malverde into the media spotlight.
Patron Saint Of Sexual Abuse Victims?
The Girl's Guide To Saints
Author, "The Blessed" and "ghostgirl"
From animal attacks to anorexia, magic spells to mental illness, insomnia to insecurity, obsession to oversleeping, slander to sexual temptation, the saints have got your back, and are always there for you to talk to.
The Patron Saint Of Pregnant Women
The Catholic Church offers a patron saint for every conceivable cause: for alcoholics, and archeologists; for protection against breast cancer or mice. But why, given the array of mothers who have been declared saints, is the patron saint of pregnant women a man and a virgin?
St. Benedict vs. Rugged Individualism
Editor, 'The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits'
For Americans given over to unlimited individualism and a loud, relentless acquisition of material things, St. Benedict may be difficult to accept, but he offers a precious example of a life more fully human.
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