St. John Climacus

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(579-649) John was a Byzantine monk who wrote The Ladder of Divine Ascent, which describes 30 steps to holiness. Once, when his fellow monks criticized him for being too chatty, he stayed silent for an entire year!

Blessed Oscar Romero

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(1917-1980) In radio broadcasts to the country, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador supported reforms to lift people out of poverty and commanded government soldiers to stop killing people. He was shot and killed by the government death squad while … Read More

St. Wulfran

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(d. 720) In 682, the local archbishop died, and the other clergy in the area along with the citizens chose Wulfran to become the new bishop. For two-and-a-half years he faithfully served as the bishop, but his heart longed to … Read More

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