Blessed Biographies: Carlo Acutis, Future Patron Saint of the Internet

There's a path to holiness that has worked  over and over. It's the same path that allowed Saint Thérèse of Lisieux  to become a Saint and Doctor of the Church, despite having lived only to the age of 24.  You never know how many years you'll have, so the time is always NOW to become a Saint.  So what is the quickest, surest path to Heaven and Sainthood ? It's the same path that Carlo Acutis, Servant of God, took in his short life.  Despite his short life, Carlo  Acutis brought the Gospel to entirely new places and into entirely new forms. For this, he may one day be called the Patron Saint of the Internet and possibly even social media. What was Carlo's secret? It was what he chose to be the single goal and objective of his short life. Check out one of his great quotes below: "Jesus is my great friend and the Eucharist my highway to Heaven" - quote by Carlo Acutis, Servant of God   Read below to find out more about this young man's incr Read More January 19, 2018

Saint André Bessette: Montreal’s Miracle Worker

January 6th is the feast day of Saint André Bessette of Montreal. I first learned about Saint  André  when a  friend of mine named his son after the French Canadian saint. I'm sorry to say I didn't know of him sooner than that, especially given the deep connections between my Louisiana home and the French Canadians of Montreal. Many of the people in my home town, including my family, are descended from the French Canadians that immigrated from the adult home of  Saint André. Read more about this wonderful example of humility and perseverance below. Also, scroll down to the end if you're looking for the Prayer to Saint Andr é for Healing or the Prayer to Saint Andr é for his Intercession , provided by the Congregation of the Holy Cross. "It is with the smallest brushes that the Artist paints the best paintings" Saint Andre Bessette quote on humility Saint André Bessette: Montreal’s Miracle Worker [Originally published by BROTHER ANDRÉ MARIE on Cathol Read More January 06, 2018