Happy Feast of the Archangels!

I have a particular devotion to Saint Michael and recommend his intercession to anyone. Here are some things you may not know about him: His name means "Who is Like God". He led the good angels to throw Lucifer and the bad angels out of heaven. There is a particularly stunning sculpture of this scene…

Happy Pope Saint Paul VI Day!

Born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, it was probably exciting to be made Pope based entirely on name signing time savings alone, nevermind getting to steward Jesus's church.After being told there were not any shorter names, he decided on Paul and became Pope Paul VI.His reign began in 1963, picking up Vatican II where…

Saint Catherine of Siena

St Catherine of Sienna is sainthood-X. She was in it to win it.She was born during the plague epidemic and was child #25! Though many of her siblings didn’t survive to adulthood including her twin.She cut her hair to keep some dude from wanting to marry her and then joined the lay Dominican order which…

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favorite Mary appearance. The missionaries were not making any inroads with converting the Mexican people. Mary, always happy to help bring souls to her Son, appeared to a poor man in Mexico named Juan Diego. She asked him to ask the bishop to build a church. He was like,…

Saint Ambrose

December 7 Happy Saint Ambrose day! There's a legend that when Saint Ambrose was a baby, a swarm of bees landed on his face and then left the baby uninjured, leaving behind only a drop of honey. His father said that he believed it was a sign that his son would grow up to be…