Category: Saint Profile

  • SC 146, Servant of God Jerome Lejeune, Physician, Pro-life advocate Play in new window | Download In the wake of the 42nd annual March for Life, we revisit the life and work of Servant of God Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist and pediatrician.  The first to discover the genetic basis of a disease, Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. Lejeune was a tireless defender of human […]

  • SC 145 Pope St. Celestine V, “The Pope who Quit” Play in new window | Download On February 27, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the faithful in his last General Audience saying, “The Lord is calling me to ‘climb the mountain’, to devote myself to prayer and meditation.” In that moment, I believe he was giving a nod to one of his predecessors, who truly […]

  • The SaintCast is back with Seven New Saints Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of the SaintCast, Paul travels to Rome for the canonization of 7 new saints, including the North American Saints Kateri Tekakwitha and Mother Marianne Cope. Hear the sights and sounds of the beautiful fall day in Rome, the excitement in the crowd of tens of thousands […]

  • SC 143, Holy Chalice of Valencia. The Holy Grail Play in new window | DownloadFrom the Cenaculum, to St. Laurence in Rome, to Spain. . . this small stone cup has been tenaciously protected and revered for centuries.  This week on the SaintCast we interview Janice Bennett, author of “St. Laurence and the Holy Grail,” a book that traces the history of the […]

  • SC 141, Be My Methodius, Bl. Niels Stensen

    Be my Cyril or Methodius?  We naturally think of today as St. Valentine’s Day. In today’s SaintCast we learn of the alternate feast day patrons, Cyril and Methodius, as well as the other Saints celebrated on the liturgical calendar this week. …

  • SC 139 Auschwitz-Last Days of Maximilian Kolbe

    SaintCast listener Peter Wiberg interviews Auschwitz survivor Tadeusz Raznikiewicz, from Uppsala, Sweden, eyewitness to the last days of St. Maximilian Kolbe.  You won’t want to miss this chilling first-hand account of life in Auschwitz, and the s…

  • SC 138, St. John Fisher, plus Canonization 101 Play in new window | DownloadDoes the Catholic Church ‘make’ a saint?  Of course not, but in this episode of the SaintCast, learn the intricate details of the canonization process from square one. Also, a profile of the great English martyr, St. John Fisher. The Saint news segment features new on the relics of […]

  • SC 137 Ven. Michael McGivney, founder of K of C Play in new window | DownloadHe’s responsible for the fact that nearly 2 million Catholic men are closer to their faith and families today – He’s Venerable Michael McGivney and today on the SaintCast we learn about the founder of the Knights of Columbus from the postulator for his canonization cause in Rome, Father […]

  • SC 136, St. Paul Miki and companions Play in new window | DownloadThis week we profile St. Paul Miki and companions, and discuss the moving story of the Catholic Church in Japan.  New book on John Paul II, and a new Blessed from the Spanish Civil War . . A new Saint Jeopardy question, saintly jokes, an appearance by the iPadre, […]

  • SC 134, St. Benildus, Patron of Daily Grind Play in new window | DownloadEver wonder to whom to pray to help you get through the daily grind? Here’s the man – a saint for the rest of us. No visions, miracles while alive, no extraordinary penances – just did his daily duty with love for God. Get to know St. Benildus. Is […]

  • SC 133, St. Thomas Becket Play in new window | Download839 years ago today, the murder of St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, inside Canterbury cathedral has been memorialized by T. S. Eliot, Jean Anouilh, and many others. Today we take an in depth look at the life and times of Henry II’s close friend and confidant, whose life […]

  • SC Extra – ‘Santa Lucia’ Play in new window | DownloadWhat do Elvis Presley, Enrico Caruso, Dante Alighieri, and Venetians have in common? They all have a special love for Santa Lucia. On December 13th we celebrate the Feast of St. Lucy. Special traditions take place all over the world. [More…] Hear the story of St. Lucy from the […]

  • SC 131 Saintly ‘Ghost’ Story, All Saints Day Play in new window | DownloadToday, in honor of the Feast of All Saints (and Halloween) we recount a true ghost story as told by St. John Bosco, whose best friend who came to visit after his death. No Jeopardy but a chance to win a mug when Paul goes on the road with […]

  • SC 130, Happy St. Crispin’s Day, 5 New Saints Play in new window | DownloadPaul wishes a belated ‘Happy St. Crispin’s Day’ to all, recalling the famous speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt. We highlight the lives of 4 of the 5 new saints from October 11, the Mills Brothers, New Orleans, a Catholic Pilot and more. [More…] A […]

  • SC 128, Blessed Miguel Pro Play in new window | DownloadIn one of the fiercest Catholic persecutions of the last 100 years, ‘God’s jester,’ Miguel Augustin Pro, was executed for his witness to Christ among the faithful of Mexico. Learn about his many disguises, his pranks, and his faithful ministry to the poor in SaintCast #128. Also, Paul takes […]

  • SaintCast 127, St. Philomena Play in new window | DownloadThe bones found in the tomb in the catacombs of St. Priscilla were moved to Naples, and shortly thereafter amazing miracles began happening. What do we know of St. Philomena? Padre Pio generates solar power? Paul mourns the passing of his beloved black lab (yes, there’s a saint for […]

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