Choosing a Confirmation Saint or How Silly Things Can Bring You Together

Recently, I commissioned an icon of my Confirmation saint, Zoe of Pamphylia. As she is a lesser-known saint and lived in the second century, there aren't many depictions of her. I was confirmed in 2002. For almost twenty years, I've been growing closer to this saint whose face I couldn't even picture, let alone wear … Continue reading Choosing a Confirmation Saint or How Silly Things Can Bring You Together

I’ve Got a Friend in Francis Xavier

At the last moment, the other Jesuit fell ill and could not go on mission. St. Ignatius decided to send FX in his place. He was overjoyed and finally shared his long-held desire with Ignatius. When Ignatius questioned him for not sharing this desire earlier, FX answered that he was offering his will for the Divine Will and didn't want his personal desires to interfere...