In times of challenge, looking to saintly models of faithfulness can inspire us. Every saint in Heaven faced life’s challenges with faith. During their earthly lives, they placed their trust in God to guide them and carry them through whatever troubles they faced.
Saint Francis of Assisi
One of the best-known and well-loved saints is Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the patron saint of animals, archaeologists, ecology, Italy, merchants, messengers, and metal workers. His feast day is October 4. Learn and share about him by using the Seasonal Resources linked below:
- Seeds / Semillas: Saint Francis of Assisi / San Franciso de Asís
- Good News / Buena Nueva: Five Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi / Cinco momentos en la vida de San Franciso de Asís
- Family-Parents: Saint Francis of Assisi (1182–1226)
Blessed Carlo Acutis
- Find out about the canonization cause of fifteen-year-old Carlos Acutis, who was beatified on October 10, 2020.
- Share this Visions / Visiones story “Carlo Acutis: The Saint Who Played Video Games” / “Carlo Acutis: El ‘santo’ que jugaba videojuegos” with young people.
- Learn more about the process of canonization in “Canonization—Recognizing and Proclaiming a Saint.”
Image credit: Jim Forest (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via flickr.com, carloacutis.com