Erin Franco reminds us that suffering well is what makes a saint–not how extraordinary his or her suffering is. She explains how the crosses and problems we go through in life can be transformed into a kind of everyday martyrdom by cooperating with His grace to freely choose to suffer well.
What is the true Catholic faith? Ellen Mongan asked God one day. The answer was clear and concise, and it resonated truth to her soul. “Follow the Saints,” He said. “They knew the true faith.” This spiritual barometer has helped her to discern as she navigates her way heavenward.
It’s one thing to suffer for the sake of Christ, but would we have the courage to allow our children to suffer for Him, as well? Meg Matenaer looks at the two St. Felicitys from the early Church and what their lives tell us about being a heroic Christian parent.