By Eric A. Clayton If you visit the rooms of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Rome – the very rooms in which he drew his final breath – you inevitably find yourself staring down at a well-worn pair of leather shoes. Why? Those were the shoes of the man himself: Ignatius the pilgrim. You might have …
By Catherine Sullivan “I really should understand this by now,” I thought as I sat in a graduate-level seminar on Catholic social teaching. “But I still don’t get it.” The topic was Archbishop Óscar Romero, a man I had encountered many times before. As a high school student, I viewed the 1989 film about his …
Today is the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, SJ, one of the first Jesuits, who is considered by some to be the greatest missionary since the time of the Apostles.
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, who worked as a doorman for most of his life, largely overlooked, must have been as humble as he was holy.
Sometimes holiness is just opening the door — to anyone, everyone, always — and believing that God awaits you on the other side.
The French Jesuit priests St. Isaac Jogues (1607-1646) and St. John de Brebeuf (1593-1649) and their companions St. John de Lalande, St. René Goupil, St. Anthony Daniel, St. Charles Garnier, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Noel Chabanel were among the first missionaries to the North American Indians, and were the first martyrs of North America.
Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary known as the patron saint of slaves, African missions and interracial justice.
Our Lady of the Way, stay with us when we grow weary of the journey; for the road is long and our hearts are weak.
Following St. Francis Xavier’s example might look different for us today, but we can still draw inspiration from this Jesuit saint.