What Makes a Saint?

To be clear, the Church doesn’t “make someone” a saint. The Church recognizes the holiness of certain individuals and honors some with the title of “saint.” If you make it to heaven, you are a saint – whether or not the Church recognizes you as one publicly.

The title of saint is conferred on someone after what is called the canonization process.

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This is Why You Need to Read St. Mark’s Gospel… Immediately

“Maaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrkkkk!” she shouted, letting all in our neighborhood know that my presence was needed at home immediately. I could always tell when my mother was worried about my whereabouts and my mother had the uncanny knack of turning my name – a one-syllable word – into a multi-syllable exclamation that […]

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Now I Know What Mary Felt at the Foot of the Cross

A few months ago two people came in a health clinic in San Bernardino and shot and killed 14 people; one of those lives that were taken was my cousin.

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The Day I Told Someone Getting Drunk Doesn’t Honor St. Patrick

“I understand that you like getting wasted and see it as the ultimate exercise of young freedom, I used to think that way, too. The reality, though, is that it’s a lie. Freedom is not “doing whatever you want.”

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21 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About John Paul II

…Heaps of frozen excrement needed to be chopped up with shovels and wheeled away. So next time you have a disgusting chore to take care of, just remember JPII has been there too.

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Finding Jesus Through Mary: The Power of the Rosary

Through Mary, I came to know Jesus. I am eternally grateful that She inspired me through the Rosary to come to Her Son.

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A Mother’s Love

There is nothing quite like the love that a mother has for her child. She pours herself out for her child day in and day out, from infancy, to childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood. Our mother’s love for us, Mary’s love for us, began at the Annunciation – it […]

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The Call to Greatness: Building Men of God

Greatness; that’s our goal as men, right?

Whether we want to be a scientist or a lawyer or a football player, we want to be great. That’s a good thing because we are called to greatness by God. However, every great doctor or athlete or plumber or teacher had someone coach them. If we’re going to be able to face the challenges and do what seems impossible in manhood today, we need a coach.

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The Secret Weapon of a Teenage Slave

Story time! Grab your blanket or favorite comfort item (iPhones are not an option). Ready? Once there was a teenager. He was happy and young and free and didn’t worry about things like “religion” or “God” or “right and wrong.” His parents were Christian, but they didn’t teach him much […]

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Biggest and Best List of Confirmation Saints (for Guys and Girls)

The following list is for you to use as a starting point in your journey to decide whom your “Confirmation saint-buddy” will be. Pick a saint who speaks to you somehow. Know their story. But, mostly know the power of their prayer. Ask for their intercession like you would ask for the prayers of your friends. Saying “yes” to a Confirmation saint is like saying “yes, you may always pray for my poor and weary soul.”

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