Saturdays With The Saints

Finding Joy–My Accidental Discovery of St. Philip Neri

April 3, 2018

Written By Guest Contributor: Matthew Chicoine

The great Italian saint Philip Neri once declared, “We are not saints yet, but we, too, should beware. Uprightness and virtue do have their rewards, in self-respect and in respect from others, and it is easy to find ourselves aiming for the result rather than the cause. Let us aim for joy, rather than respectability. Let us make fools of ourselves from time to time, and thus see...Read more

Reality is Undefeated

April 3, 2018

Written By Guest Contributor: Matthew Chicoine

Perfection is rare especially in professional football. Throughout the history of the National Football League only 4 teams [the 1934 Chicago Bears, the 1942 Chicago Bears, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, and the 2007 New England Patriots] lasted an entire single regular season with an unblemished mark. Competition is tough. Teams and companies rarely leave unscathed over the course of time. The same is true for individuals. Life will definitely throw you...Read more

Faustina’s Faith

October 21, 2017

Written By: Matthew Chicoine

Saint Faustina

October 5th marked the Feast Day of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. Venerated by the Catholic Church as the “Apostle of Mercy” the Polish saint influenced the world arguably more than any other individual in the 20th century. I have mentioned this previously and I will mention this again, Sister Faustina holds a special place in my heart. She has impacted my writing and spirituality as much as anyone. Classified as a...Read more

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About The Author

Matt

Matthew Chicoine is a free-lance writer, faithful Catholic, and an avid truth seeker. Matthew has written book reviews for Homiletic and PastoralReview and published works for Catholic Insight Magazine as well.  He earned an M.A. in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2014. Please feel free to visit his blog at mattchicoine.wordpress.com to learn more about his love of Catholicism.”  He is the author of Saturday with Saints on www.robertbatch.com