5 Ways to Trust Like St. Peregrine

5 Ways to Trust Like St. Peregrine

By Susan Ciancio Saturday is the feast of St. Peregrine. St. Peregrine is known as the patron of those with cancer, but also the patron of those with other illnesses as well. His is a beautiful story of faith and of putting trust in the Lord. St. Peregrine Laziosi was...
If We All Just Stood Up

If We All Just Stood Up

By Susan Ciancio I watched the judge read the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Tuesday, and I kept thinking to myself, If only he had just stood up. I couldn’t get that phrase out of my head: If only he had just stood up. How different things would be in...
‘Man Oh Man!’ Getting Excited for Our Faith

‘Man Oh Man!’ Getting Excited for Our Faith

By Susan Ciancio Don’t you just love people who exude excitement? They make you smile. They make you happy! They even make you excited. Why? Because excitement is contagious. Those of us listening to the Bible in a Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz know this feeling...
The Harmful Effect of Silence

The Harmful Effect of Silence

By Susan Ciancio Today is the feast day of St. Hilary of Poitiers. Hilary was born a pagan in the early 4th century. But through his studies and his reading of the Bible, he realized that Catholicism made sense, and he felt called to convert. A few years after he...
Modeling Our Lives After St. Gerard Majella

Modeling Our Lives After St. Gerard Majella

By Susan Ciancio We often pray to discern the will of God, but do we teach our children to do so? Today is the Feast of St. Gerard Majella—a wonderful saint who is a model of obedience, virtue, and piety. His life is a great example for us and our children of how to...