As a convert to Catholicism, I must admit that Saint Jude was not a saint I had called on for intercession in the past. Sure, I had heard references to St. Jude as someone who could help with “impossible causes,” but prior to my becoming Catholic, I had little experience with saints other than my lifelong odd relationship with St. Michael the Archangel and a growing awareness of my guardian angel. But even more so, who thought the opportunity to meet St. Jude would be at the Texas DPS?
Are you ready for St. Michael’s Lent? I don’t know about you, but I find the ultra-hot days of summer leave me spent both spiritually and physically exhausted. The idea of a forty-day, intense Lenten-like devotion may not be attractive. Fortunately, the month of August lays the promise of fall and Advent with this little-known […]
St. Agnes of Rome, a young girl about the age of 12 or 13 achieved martyrdom on January 21, 304. She is as much a modern saint for today as she ever was. Through the centuries, Christians have looked to this young woman as an example of uncommon virtue not only for her deep love […]