Nothin’ Like the “Patron Saint Generator” to Instill a Little Humility

St Guntramnus

OK, I finally did it.  Everyone’s been using Jennifer Fulwiler’s Saint Generator to choose his/her patron saint for the year 2014, so I finally clicked on the button to find out what the hullabaloo is about.And I got my patron saint.  It’s St. Guntramnus.WAIT:  WHO?  My patron saint is St. Guntramnus?  Patron of divorced people, guardians, and reformed murderers?This is a guy who had his ex-wife Mercatrude’s doctor murdered!What's an aspiring saint like me going to learn from a cr … [Read more...]

Coming in January: The St. Francis App

St Francis App

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. --St. Francis of AssisiThe new St. Francis App—the first app dedicated to the saint of Assisi—will be available for download in January.The app was presented to the media in Assisi on December 7, at the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Portiuncula, during an international exhibition of Nativity scenes.Developed by the Italian company Matitegiovanotte in collaboration wit … [Read more...]

New Years Trivia: What’s Really Happening at One Times Square


Tonight the eyes of millions will be on this spot:  the iconic One Times Square. That’s the spot at the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, where a sailor grabbed a passing nurse for a kiss at the end of World War II.It’s the Midtown corner where thousands of tourists and revelers gather each year on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop.The façade of the slim 25-story building is a concrete and marble canvas for some of the flashiest neo … [Read more...]