Each day of Lent around midnight UTC I’ll post a link about the life of a saint (usually from wikipedia). All you have to do in this program is read the link each day, but you may also post other links about the same saint or discuss them in this thread. Follow this thread if you want to stay notified
I like the idea and your willingness to do this, but can you find a better source than Wikipedia? The Catholic Company sends a daily email which features the Saint of the Day.
For ICN, the saint link is on the left of the portal page - scroll down if you don’t see it.
For Catholic Culture, just select “Liturgical Year” from the top menu and then select “Today” (you may need to close some fundraising popups).
Part of the reason I want to use Wikipedia is it might have details that don’t appear on other sites / might be more comprehensive, but I’ll have a look at other sites and see what I think. I also don’t want to stick to the saint of the day as that means we miss out on anyone whose day doesn’t fall during Lent
But, Wikipedia is not a reliable source, so those additional details might be complete nonsense. I like Franciscan media for saint profiles. Theirs tend to be detailed.
I do want to stay notified! What a great idea! Thank YOU!
Wikipedia is just a place to start. Please add the other information along with it! I would love to read more…
Just for fun, here is St. Casimir’s story. His feast day is March 4…
Thanks for sharing that. I have heard the name Casimir of Poland from Sid Meier’s Civilisation V, but not sure if it’s the same guy
Feel free to invite non CAF users to join in our Lenten program
St. John the Baptist
First source is Luke 3:1-20. Use whatever translation you like https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+3
Wikipedia (feel free to skip the sections on other religions’ views of him): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist
St Augustine of Hippo
The Wikipedia article on St Augustine is really long. I’m not finished it yet. Something shorter coming soon
St. Therese of Lisieux
The little way
I was wrong about that one being shorter, underestimated how popular she was
Pope St. Paul VI
Great Idea. I am currently involved in the revision of an online saint directory. If you are looking for any suggestions, let me know.
St. Jude Thaddeus
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Thomas More
St. Joan of Arc
Have you got a favorite saint that you want me to include in this program?