Her chief work was the care of lepers. A pioneer in the treatment of Hanson’s disease, she combined medical expertise with compassionate care.
Soon after their marriage Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward founded Sheed & Ward, inaugurating a golden age of Catholic publishing.
Catherine McAuley had no intention of founding a religious institution when she established a house in Dublin for the care of destitute women and orphans.
A quest for the value and meaning of human life became the central theme in his career as a philosopher and ethicist at St. Louis University, where he taught for thirty-six years.
Among all the original twelve apostles, St. Jude is perhaps the most commonly invoked in prayer.
After experimenting with various methods of prayer, she decided to explore the wisdom of the East.
He is among a select few laypeople who found the path to holiness in his vocation in the world.
Her encounter in the early 1970s with priests, nuns, and missioners living in solidarity with the poor had renewed her faith.
She became popular with the other prisoners and inspired a character in the television series Orange Is the New Black.
Thecla was a beautiful young woman whose life was transformed when she heard St. Paul preaching in the street beneath her window.