On the morning of September 15, 1963, someone tossed a packet of dynamite through the basement window of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.
Claver tried to instill a sense of their dignity and preciousness in the eyes of God.
Albert Schweitzer—a German theologian, musician, minister, and missionary doctor—was one of the remarkable figures of his age.
A staunch advocate for the role of women in the Church, she worked tirelessly for peace and social justice.
Why, many wondered, would anyone subject himself to such danger?
McGivney conceived the idea of a Catholic fraternal society to help strengthen faith and provide financial support to families in need.
St. Bonifacia Rodríguez y Castro developed a new form of religious life, centered around the workshop, promoting dignity of work.
A turning point in her life came when she saw the first photographs of Earth from outer space. It was the beginning of a new vocation in environmental ministry.
As a teenager, moved by the poverty in the world, he joined an association called “Open Hands,” collecting rubbish to raise funds for the Third World.
During the Nazi occupation Bishop Gojdic was outspoken in defense of the Jews. But with the end of the war German occupation gave way to that of the Soviets.