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Engage the Culture with Christ

Engage the Culture with Christ

A good example from Blessed Erkenbert of Frankenthal:  In the lives of husbands and fathers who have officially been named Saints and Blesseds by the Catholic Church, we sometimes see the example of a sort of “second calling” later in life to enter into...
Serve Anonymously with Your Child

Serve Anonymously with Your Child

A good example from Venerable Pierre Toussaint:  Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s infant niece Euphemia, whom he and his wife Juliette adopted and cared for as their own daughter, flouished in the Toussaint home. As she grew, it is said that “her religious and...
Serve Anonymously with Your Wife

Serve Anonymously with Your Wife

A good example from Venerable Pierre Toussaint: Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s work as a highly sought after hairdresser for the upper class of New York provided material wealth for his family well beyond what was needed. It is written that Pierre and his wife Juliette...
Bring Life to Each Child

Bring Life to Each Child

A good example from Venerable Pierre Toussaint: Venerable Pierre Toussaint was born into a life of slavery on a wealthy Haitian plantation in 1766. Political unrest and economic turmoil in Haiti led Berard, the plantation owner, to take refuge in New York. Five...
Nickname Your Children

Nickname Your Children

A good example from Saint Louis Martin: Louis and Maria Azelia (“Zelie”) Martin were canonized on October 18, 2015 – the first joint canonization of a married couple. St. Louis Martin is best known as the father of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, a.k.a. the...