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All about the lives of both the most popular and the least known saints of the Church, the liturgical Catholic calendar, and a comprehensive database of patron saints and prayers to them.

6 Saints to turn to if your child is struggling at school

These holy men and women also didn't have it easy.

Reflect on these powerful lines from St. Oscar Romero, to examine your Christianity

If you live out a Christianity that is good but that is not sufficient for our times ...

What our 2nd American-born martyr, to be beatified Saturday, is still saying to youth today

James Miller was an educator by vocation; his testimony makes the same invitation now that it did during his life

Director Terrence Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ focuses on a Catholic hero

The surprising new film by the American director, dedicated to Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, gets a Vatican screening.

Why angels are St. Nicholas’ little helpers

Before elves, angels were often depicted helping St. Nicholas give gifts to children.

Aleteia’s Sunday Homily: The announcement of the announcer

God the Father’s providential plan for the sending of his only Son into the world includes the sending of John the Baptist.

Can’t find a listening ear? Confide in the saints

You shouldn't try to face your troubles alone!

Blessing of oranges for St. Nicholas’ feast day

One of the oldest gifts associated with St. Nicholas can be blessed by the priest.

Holy Land boasts exact replica of Roman St. Peter’s statue

Even the toes, rubbed by thousands of pilgrims, point to devotion to the Vicar of Christ.

6 Saints to introduce to your kids this Advent

Teach your children about these wonderful holy men and women as they prepare for the birth of Jesus.

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