To some, Fr. Damien of Molokai was a dirty beast. To others, such as Robert Louis Stevenson, he was a beautiful saint. What is the verdict?
Hermann Cohen was a child prodigy who grew into a wild man. His life changed dramatically after he conducted music for a Benediction service.
Many religions are based on the notion that there is a creator of life and the universe. This article is not meant to argue with beliefs, but to suggest something else to think about.
Imagine a dog that never ate, drank, or aged, and who would mysteriously appear at critical moments of danger. Was St. John Bosco’s dog Grigio an angel clothed in a furry disguise?
Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.
St. Maximilian Kolbe's heroic life culminated in Auschwitz, as he gave his life to save another man from death.
The article explores the meaning of Isaiah 53 and how it relates to Jesus of Nazareth, who is called The Christ (The Messiah).
An overview of what is known about Clement of Rome "The First Apostolic Father" and the epistle ascribed to his hand known as Clement's First Epistle to the Corinthians.
Every person has a guardian angel. Only the rarest of souls have seen them. Padre Pio saw and spoke regularly with the guardian angels of his spiritual children.
The life of the early church cannot be understood without understanding its persecution, most notably at the hands of the Romans. But why did the Romans so desire to rid the world of Christianity?
"Star of the Sea" has long been a popular interpretation of the name Mary. How did this understanding develop and what is the spiritual significance?
St. Teresa of Avila offers the best advice on prayer and awakens the desire to pray. This article considers some of her best counsels on prayer.
Why are there so many similarities in the life story and teachings of Jesus Christ and Buddha? Were the authors of The Holy Bible influenced by Eastern traditions?
Sister Nazarena was an American Camaldolese nun, who lived like an Egyptian hermit in a Roman convent for forty-five years.
Joseph Dutton decided to leave a comfortable life to live at the leper colony of Kalaupapa, Molokai. Did his nearly 45 years there make him a saint?