Saturdays With The Saints

3 Lessons from St. Therese of Liseux

August 3, 2018

Written By: Matthew Chicoine

St. Therese of Liseux once stated, ”Our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them.” Part of the universal appeal of the Little Flower was her simplicity and humility when approaching the greatness of God. As a classic over thinker and a perfectionist, I tend to overanalyze sanctity. Making checklists or reminders on my...Read more

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

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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 to learn more about his love of Catholicism.”  He is the author of Saturday with Saints on