I don’t know why I’ve always liked the name Hedwig… it’s actually kind of a weird one. I find it intriguing, unusual and pretty all at the same time. My love for the name was then solidified by the Harry Potter books when he used the name for his beloved pet owl (who -- not... Continue Reading →
(his name is pronounced add-jah-tehr) A French nobleman, Adjutor was raised and educated in a monastery founded by a monk named Bernard of Tiron (who later becomes a saint himself). When fully grown, Adjutor followed in the footsteps of the rest of his noble family and became a knight. When Pope Urban II came to France... Continue Reading →
Her life is was full of action and drama. Some even refer to her as the epitome of a damsel in distress. Despite this, the drama is not what made her a saint; it was all the small acts of love that led her to heaven.
He was smart, rich, and handsome. He lived the life of a party-boy when he was young. He rebuilt an old church. He founded monasteries, but preferred a secluded lifestyle, living in caves and conversing with animals. Though his story sounds very similar to St. Francis of Assisi, this holy many predates the founder of the Franciscan order by centuries.
From the time he was a little boy, Polycarp was "hooked" on Jesus. Then he became a fisher of men...