Category: Saints

23 Thoughts From A Saint

February is known as the month of love. Well, mostly commercially, because it is month when most people celebrate Valentine’s Day. On this day love is expressed by the exchanging of gifts of flowers...

Meet the patron saint of journalists

The patron saint of journalists and the Catholic press is St Francis de Sales, whose feast day is today, January 24. This is why he is one of the four patrons of The Southern...

Exhuming Father Augustus Tolton

On the morning of Dec. 10 in a cemetery in Quincy, Father Augustus Tolton’s cause for canonisation took one step further as his remains were exhumed and verified. Father Tolton, a former slave, is...

Who Was St Thomas More?

Saint Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist—and a steadfast Catholic, a faithfulness that would cost him his life. Born in London on February 7, 1478, he...

Who was Andrew the Apostle?

The feast of St Andrew the Apostle is November 30.  Here’s what we know about him. Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, both were fishermen on the sea of Galilee. Known as “First-called”...

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St Barbara Kicks off the Christmas Season

Although there are different versions of the story of St Barbara, Christians in the Middle East and Central Europe still celebrate the early Christian martyr on December 4. To celebrate St Barbara’s Day, known...