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Blessed Stanley Rother is an American priest and martyr from Oklahoma.The Heroic Story of an Oklahoma Farmer: Blessed Stanley Rother is a modern day martyr-priest and an inspiration! The Church celebrates the memorial of Blessed Stanley Rother on July 28. Born March 27, 1935, Stanley Rother grew up on an Okarche, Oklahoma farm. He discerned the priesthood while in high school, and was ordained in 1963.

This illustration of Jesus Crucified is by artist Jason Koltuniak for the children's book from Divine Providence Press, Bear the Cross for Christ. A priest’s powerful reminder for Catholics in mourning: I believe everyone has that one thing they mourn, an understanding that what they have longed for in this life they will never have. I am not talking about material things. Perhaps it is a particular relationship, or approval for your labors, or freedom from drama, or things of more substance.

An Angel of God appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him to flee into Egypt with Baby Jesus and Mary to escape infanticide from King Herod.Awaken the Sleeping Giant: The powerful Saint Joseph devotion Catholics need for modern times. The little known Sleeping Saint Joseph devotion, popular among South American and Filipino Catholics, is now growing worldwide. People are placing their personal intentions under small statues of a sleeping Saint Joseph, trusting that he will present their requests to the Lord in his dreams.

Grace McCallum is a Catholic gymnast from Isanti, Minnesota, who is representing the USA in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan."I Feel So Blessed!" Meet the young Catholic gymnast taking her faith to the Tokyo Olympics. What a beautiful witness. Olympic gymnast and 18-year-old Grace McCallum carries a big responsibility on her shoulders: representing the United States in the Olympics. The young gymnast, however, copes well under pressure, as she knows very well to whom she places her trust.

This illustration of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph is by artist Jason Koltuniak for the children's book from Divine Providence Press, A Priest's Powerful Call for All Men to Spiritual Fatherhood: For a perspective from the Church on the topic of fatherhood, I want to turn to the early desert fathers, our spiritual desert fathers of the third century through the sixth century. Our hermit fathers doubted that religion and politics could ever produce a truly Christian society. They were on to something...

What Color is Heaven? is a picture book about colors found in the Bible and published by Divine Providence Press.Five things the Church did not stop teaching! I am grateful that many Catholics are starting to wake up to the awareness that there is much they do not know. On the other hand, I want to smack my head on brick walls. Why? It represents a resounding failure on the educational apparatus of the Church. Who is to blame?

What Color is Heaven? is a picture book about colors found in the Bible and published by Divine Providence Press.Five Amazingly Gifted Saints who Wrote Poetry. God gifted some saints with a literary flair. Since the saints often direct their poetry toward God, it is best to read their poetry in a prayerful manner. Let's look at a few saints who were also great poets in their lifetime:

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, appeared to the three shepherd children of Fatima, Portugal, and gave prayers for the world to recite for peace and conversion.Five Prayers Revealed at Fatima Every Catholic Should Know. The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal, in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world. The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of five new prayers. The first prayer is one many Catholics are likely already familiar with, but the other four are not as well known. Here are the five prayers given to the children at Fatima:

The front cover of the scriptural alphabet book, Saved by the Alphabet, features the Sacred Heart of Jesus.The 12 promises of Jesus for those who practice devotion to His Sacred Heart: Christians have devoted themselves to the veneration of Jesus' Sacred Heart for centuries! While many saints have claimed to have had private revelations about Jesus’ Sacred Heart, the modern Catholic devotion is based primarily on the visions of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century. As with all private revelations, Catholics are not obliged to believe them.