Creepy Abandoned Religious Theme Park’s Brutal Murder

On a lonely windswept hilltop in New England lies the bleached remnant of what was once a thriving industry religious theme parks Like holy land had their heyday decades ago and many now are nothing more than a memory The Forgotten theme park we explored today was the brainchild of John Baptist Greco a lawyer…

Saint Clare of the Cross of Montefalco

As we celebrate the feast of Saint Clare of the Cross of Montefalco today, we offer a brief description of her life. Clare had a tremendous devotion to the Cross and to the Passion. Tradition has it that in a mystical encounter with Christ as she was reflecting on the Cross, He told her, “I…

Born For Adversity: The Life of St. Olympia the Deaconess

In Constantinople, in the fourth century, a newly-widowed noble woman of enormous wealth found herself at a monumental crossroads. Either she could marry a wealthy suitor, arranged for her by the Emperor himself, or dedicate her life to consecrated virginity, prayer, and almsgiving. A conventional life of comfort or a prophetic life of hardship and…

Joan of Arc | Wikipedia audio article

Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d’Arc; French pronunciation: ​[ʒan daʁk]; 6 January c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans” (French: La Pucelle d’Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She was born…

Bridget of Sweden | Wikipedia audio article

Bridget of Sweden (December 15, 1303 – 23 July 1373); born as Birgitta Birgersdotter, also Birgitta of Vadstena, or Saint Birgitta (Swedish: heliga Birgitta), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years. Outside of Sweden, she was also known as the…

Brigit of Kildare

Saint Brigit of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland is one of Ireland’s patron saints, along with Patrick and Columba. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland, which was famous and was revered. Her feast day is 1 February, which…

Edith Stein | Wikipedia audio article

Edith Stein (religious name Teresia Benedicta a Cruce ; also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; 12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942), was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Roman Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church, and she…

Saint Barbara

The 4th of December is the feast day of Saint Barbara. She is the patron saint of Armourers, Architects, Artillerymen, Firemen, Mathematicians, Miners, Tunnellers, Chemical Engineers, and Prisoners. The following is from Butler’s Lives of the Saints: Saint BARBARA was brought up a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a…