No Small Saint – The Giant Legacy of St. John Vianney

The thing about heaven is that it’s not earth — and that means what we consider important here isn’t so important there. As earthlings still making our way to- ward our final destiny, we have a tendency to exalt attributes — athletic prowess, intellectual gifts, non-receding hairlines — that have little value beyond the here […]

Free Lent Video Series!

Matthew Leonard & ScienceOfSainthood.com are streaming a powerful, FREE series this Lent that will radically transform the way you understand and practice prayer. It’s called St. Teresa of Avila’s Nine Grades of Prayer and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Let the Doctor of Prayer lead you into the inferno of Christ’s love and be […]

“Full of Grace”: The Power & Purpose of the Immaculate Conception

While I love it now, I didn’t always embrace the the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. In fact, before becoming Catholic, I didn’t even understand what it was. I thought the dogma referred to something about Jesus, and how Mary gave birth to him while remaining a virgin. But it doesn’t. It has nothing to […]

How to Make the Rosary Truly Beautiful

It’s actually pretty ridiculous that I pray the rosary daily. After all, when was the last time you saw a Protestant pastor’s kid meditating on a string of well-varnished beads? Like so many others, I was absolutely convinced that praying to Our Lady would punch my one-way ticket to eternal damnation, so I avoided her […]

Plane Truths & Homecoming Heartbreak

I totally thought I had a doozy of a story brewing. I’m talking planes, (dress) trains, and (convertible) automobiles. What had started out quite terrible suddenly became unbelievably good. Incredible things were falling into place and I couldn’t wait to experience the adventure and share with you just how cool it is when God powerfully […]

The Powerful Battle Plan to Bring Family & Friends Back to Church

If I had a nickel for every time I’m approached at a speaking event or via email by someone lamenting their spouse, children, or friends who have left the Church…well, let’s just say I’d have a lot of nickels. It’s heartbreaking. All of us know someone who has left the faith (or never fully grasped […]