Saint Monica: Patron Saint of Mothers

St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, is considered by the Church to be a patron saint for mothers, and is honored by the Church with her feast day on May 4th…

Saint Catherine of Siena: Patroness and Model of Homeschooling

Many years ago, a group of about forty Catholic homeschool state support group leaders gathered in Chicago for two or three consecutive years, in the month of April, to discuss the growing Catholic homeschooling movement. It was not an easy meeting to attend as we all had children and not much money for such trips…

Saint Joseph: Model for Fathers, Protector of Families

The month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph. Chosen by God to be the foster-father of Jesus, Saint Joseph is perhaps the greatest saint, the one person, after Mary, closest to the Heart of Jesus. Scripture refers to him as a “just man.” Saint Joseph’s justice is clear in his relationship with God, with his family, and in his work…

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton, born in 1774, was the first native-born American to be canonized a saint.