Saturdays With The Saints

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

Mary, Not St. Michael is the True General of God!

October 7, 2017

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

This prayer is a staple in every Catholic’s spiritual arsenal. I used...Read more

Supreme Sanctity- Why October is One of the Holiest Times of the Year!

October 7, 2017

Written By: Guest Contributor: Matthew Chicione

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower,” stated Albert Camus the 20th-century French Novelist. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Colorful leaves carpet the lawns in my neighbor. I enjoy seeing the visible transformation occur on trees and watching animals prepare for winter. My wife’s birthday is during October—the middle of fall. I am indebted to God for the gift of my...Read more

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About The Author


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