A Christmas Season Reflection

    Be a Good Steward of the Christmas Season December is such a busy time of year, and a month that tempts us to lose sight of the profound spiritual importance of the Advent and Christmas seasons. The best way to stay focused on keeping Christ in Christmas is to be good stewards of   Continue Reading…

December 27, 2019

Stewardship Saint for December Saint John of Kanty

John of Kanty, also known as John Cantius, was born to a wealthy family in Kanti, near Auschwitz, Poland, in 1390. He was educated at the University of Krakow and was ordained a priest soon after completing his studies. John was appointed a lecturer at the university and was known to be an effective teacher   Continue Reading…

December 6, 2019

A Stewardship Reflection for November

The eleventh month is now upon us, drawing us closer to the end of the calendar year. It is a transition month, a month between autumn and winter, when the leaves get raked, and the crops have been harvested. We “fall back” from Daylight Savings Time and revert to Standard Time. Most of us prepare   Continue Reading…

November 8, 2019

Steward Saint for November Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Cabrini, better known as Mother Cabrini, was the first American citizen to be elevated to sainthood by the Catholic Church. Born in 1850, near Milan in northern Italy, she was the youngest of 13 children. As a young girl she was fascinated by the stories of missionaries and made up her mind to   Continue Reading…

November 1, 2019

Stewardship Saint for October St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, or Theresa of Lisieux

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, or Theresa of Lisieux, is a model stewardship saint because of her simple and practical way of life. Better known as the “Little Flower,” Theresa was an extremely popular saint in the first half of the twentieth century. Born in France in 1873 to a very pious family, Marie   Continue Reading…

October 18, 2019

Stewardship Saint for September Blessed Antoine Frederic Ozanam

During the 1997 World Youth Day celebrations in Paris, Saint John Paul II beatified Antoine Frederic Ozanam in Notre Dame Cathedral and proclaimed him to be a model for all Catholic laity. “No better model could be given to the youth of the world than this young man … ‘Show us your works!’” Blessed Antoine   Continue Reading…

September 4, 2019

Stewardship Saint for August Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop and Doctor of the Church

Saint Augustine of Hippo was one of the most distinguished theologians in the history of the Church and may have exercised more influence on the shape and direction of doctrines of faith than any other theologian including Saint Thomas Aquinas. He was born in 354 to Saint Monica, a Christian, and Patricius, a pa­gan until   Continue Reading…

August 21, 2019

Stewardship Saint for July Saint Mary Magdalene, Steward of Christ’s Ministry

Saint Mary Magdalene is one of the most revered saints in the history of the Church and her discipleship emphasizes the complementary roles of women, Saint Peter and the other disciples as witnesses to the Risen Christ. From the New Testament, one can conclude that Mary came from Magdala, a village on the shore of   Continue Reading…

July 1, 2019

Stewardship Saint for June María Guadalupe García Zavala

María Guadalupe García Zavala was born in 1878 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. As a child she made frequent visits to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, located next to her father’s religious goods shop. Her acquaintances said Maria treated everyone with equal respect and kindness. At age 23, Maria was engaged to be married,   Continue Reading…

June 3, 2019