St. Charles

Feast day: June 3 AN EVIL KING AND THE ONES WHO STOOD UP TO HIM Evil kings torturing and killing the young men of their court […]

St. Nicholas

While the original St. Nicholas was known and honored for his concern for the poor, the Church also remembers him as a fierce defender of the faith against the Arian heresy at the first Church council in Nicaea. 

Relics offer physical reminder that saints were real people

Pope Francis and many people attending the canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square were alive when St. Paul VI and St. Oscar Romero were alive, but the new saints’ relics and those of five other people canonized Oct. 14 still were present at the Mass as reminders that the saints were flesh-and-blood people who lived holy lives.