Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Wednesday 04 August |
Saint of the Day: St. John Vianney
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

8 Top sports for Catholics to play

SWIMMING

Utku A | Shutterstock

Cerith Gardiner - published on 08/29/19

These sporting activities can build your faith and physical strength.

Finding time in our busy schedules to take part in sports can be tricky for many of us. But as St. Paul said, our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and therefore it is our Christian duty to keep them healthy and fit. While there are numerous sports to take your pick from, there are some that have an added bonus of being able to keep us fit while also helping to strengthen our faith.

Click on the slideshow below to reveal some top sports a Catholic might want to sign up for. As usual, this list is by no means exhaustive, and if you take part in a sport that you feel helps deepen your own faith then we’d love to hear about it in the comments below.


PADRAIG HARRINGTON,GOLF

Read more:
11 Golfing champions who get by on a swing and a prayer




Read more:
10 Olympic athletes who were not afraid to share their faith

Tags:
FaithSports
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Saint Mary of the Angels
Bret Thoman, OFS
All your sins will be forgiven if you go to a Franciscan church o...
2
Ignacio María Doñoro
Francisco Veneto
The military chaplain who pretended to be a criminal to rescue a ...
3
CARLO ACUTIS
Violeta Tejera
Carlo Acutis’ first stained glass window in jeans and sneak...
4
JEDZENIE
Theresa Civantos Barber
The one thing we all should do before this summer ends
5
Philip Kosloski
Most priests can’t absolve these sins
6
ANTENUCCI
Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz
1st Feast of Our Lady of Silence is August 1
7
Zelda Caldwell
World-record winning gymnast Simone Biles leans on her Catholic f...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.