Blog - Saints & Heroes

Col. John W. Ripley, USMC: Uncommon Valor

Catholic U.S. Marine Corps legend, a true American knight.

How Don Pelayo Saved Catholic Spain

Vastly outnumbered but armed with invincible faith, Don Pelayo's heroic spirit attracted God's blessing and changed the course of Spanish history.

Father Capodanno: Beyond the Call of Duty

Although wounded three times, Fr. Capodanno refused to be medi-vacked. Like a ray of hope in the midst of the storm, he went up and down the line caring for the wounded and anointing the dying.

St. Joan of Arc: The Virgin Who Saved France

How a saintly girl did more to restore chivalry than kings, nobles and knights A commonly voiced prophecy held that France would be lost by a woman but saved by a virgin from Lorraine. The woman was France's queen, Isabelle of Bavaria. The virgin savior, the voices affirmed, was Joan, whom France's true sovereign, Christ the King, would arm with His strength.

Saint Peter Armengol: Hero of Confidence

He never lost hope, even when everything seemed lost. Saint Peter Armengol is a model of confidence. His life inspires everyone who, amid the crisis of the modern world, needs special graces from Our Lady to remain completely faithful.

The Stunning Story of Saint Jose Sanchez del Rio featured in For Greater Glory

With every stab he only shouted louder "Viva Cristo Rey!" The commander was so enraged that he executed the young hero on the spot. There was no trial.

A True Catholic President

Mortally wounded, Garcia Moreno cried out "God does not die!" This stalwart Catholic president of uncompromising principles was slain by the enemies of the Faith because of his consistent courage in defense of the Church and Papacy.

Saint Maxmilian Kolbe: The Immaculata's Perfect Knight

Having selected ten prisoners to die in the starvation bunker to serve as a lesson for an escaped prisoner, Nazi SS Captain Karl Fritsch was about to leave Auschwitz concentration camp when the unimaginable happened. Prisoner 16670 stepped out. A murmur swept through the prisoners.

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