A seaside town was no rest stop

A cliché says a generous person would give you the shirt off his back. St. Antony Mary (Eustace) Pucci gave a poor man his pants and cloak … Read More

Not all his life was saintly

More than 10,000 people have been canonized as saints in the nearly 2,000-year history of the Catholic Church. They include some we might question. In such cases, … Read More

Finding a key in a fresh fish

“Never give up” could be St. Egwin of Worcester’s motto. He was born in 7th-century England and may have been a nephew of King Ethelred of Mercia. … Read More

Irish saint had a folksy wisdom

We look to the saints both for example and for wisdom. St. Samthann of Clonbroney provides us with a few nuggets. The family of this 8th-century Irish … Read More

Grabbed off the street to become pope

Today, nearly 1,300 years later, St. Gregory III may seem an odd choice for pope. All we know of him before his election is that he was … Read More

A saint of grave diggers

Some people succeed despite seeming inept or ill-suited for their tasks. St. Romanus of Le Mans is apparently one of these. This backward, shy and introverted 4th-century … Read More

Once a bishop, he became one again

St. Brice of Tours ranks is one of those saints who proves that any of us can reform and devote our lives to God. Brice, an orphan, … Read More