How can asking for Mary’s intercession bring us closer to Jesus? In this exclusive extract from our book Behold Your Mother, read the examples of the saints who sought Mary’s assistance and be inspired to ask for Mary’s help in your own life.
When the Hawaiian authorities established a leper colony, a prison for the sick and dying, Father Damien volunteered to be the first to minister to them. The young priest went there with a specific intention: he was going to sacrifice his life for the lepers.
The heroism of the martyrs inspires us, their love sets us on fire, their merciful love towards their oppressors offers us an example to follow; their blood and sufferings grace the spiritual treasury of the Church making intercession for all of us so we, like them, may come to know and love Christ.
What is the place for women in the Catholic Church? Find answers in the life of St Catherine of Siena, who carved her own path in 14th-century Italy, and whose influential friends included the Pope, who was convinced by the saint to return the home of the Papacy from Avignon to Rome.
The Gospel According to Mark is widely considered to be the most ancient of the four Gospels, while its short length makes it particularly easy to read straight through. But who was the man behind this Gospel and why did he write it? Explore these questions and set the scene for reading St Mark's Gospel with this blog.
A Roman soldier who was martyred, St George has been a popular and beloved saint among soldiers in the Crusades and even Kings, with his popularity surviving the Reformation. Devote yourself to him with this prayer to St George.