Theresa Doyle-Nelson

64269
St. Dismas the Good Thief — Jesus, Remember Me

“We have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” ―Luke 23:41–42   All four of the Gospels...

59921
St. Joseph — A Gentle Saint With a Powerful Trust in God

Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and...

63471
Holy Simeon—You May Let Your Servant Go in Peace!

Holy Simeon’s story beautifully illustrates the rewards of having patience and trust in the Lord. Simeon, known for his piety and unyielding devotion to God, lived during the time of Jesus’ birth. Luke tells us that Simeon had been blessed with a...

63014
St. John the Evangelist — Apostle, Evangelist, Son of Thunder, Beloved Disciple, Caretaker of

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. ―John 19:26–27 John,...

62875
St. Haggai — Rebuild the House of the Lord

And in this place I will give you peace. ―Haggai 2:9b   Because of various specifics Haggai offers within his prophecies, historians can determine that he began his oracles in August of 520 B.C., nearly two decades after the Jewish people were...

62763
St. Zephaniah — A Prophet of Renewal

The LORD your God, is in your midst,       a mighty savior, Who will rejoice over you with gladness,      and renew you in his love. ―Zephaniah 3:17   Zephaniah, the ninth of the Minor Prophets, has an interesting introduction to his...

62651
St. Apphia—A Saint Who Was Asked to Prepare a Room for Paul

I [Paul] give thanks to my God always, remembering you [Apphia and family] in my prayers, as I hear of the love and the faith you have in the Lord Jesus and for all the holy ones. ―Philemon 4–5 Apphia’s name is found only within the Letter to...

62362
St. Simon the Apostle—Cananean and Zealot

When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted...

62259
St. Luke the Evangelist—Artist, Doctor, Historian, Devout Follower of Christ

Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us… I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus....

62190
St. Philip the Deacon—One of the First Seven Deacons

Thus Philip went down to [the] city of Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. ―Acts 8:5–6 Philip the Deacon is also...