Modern Prophets Links


Ten Great Catholics of the Second Millenium

This website is a great data bank of information about specific saints of modern times. It gives anecdotal accounts of various saints which include historical facts as well as their impact on the Church and Catholicism. Examples of modern day saints that are discussed are: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine of Siena and so on. This site also contains links that gives opportunities to discuss the Bible, book reviews and other related Catholic web sites. This site is beneficial for both educators and families that are interested in a modern perspective of our Church and related topics. This site is also great for students of all ages who need research information! — AL

Distinguished Women

This site features biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are many links to related sites all pertaining to women’s issues and contributions they’ve made. There are a multitude of topics to choose from, i.e., Activism and Social Service, Archaeology, Education, Human Rights where women are listed and discussed. This is a great site for any unit on women’s issues. — A. Savo Fiorini

Great Men and Women of the World

This site is dedicated to the great men and women of this world. It provides a brief, concise overview of past and present heroes and heroines of our world. The list includes world leaders, heroes, and humanitarians as well as scientists. It is an excellent resource for students researching lives of those who have lived their lives in ways that have made a positive impact on our earth. — Martina Smith

Other Voices: The Question of God

Meet the pioneers who cleared the path for today‘s Catholic activists US Catholic

Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo

Shortly after being elected head of the Catholic church in East Timor in 1983, Carlos Belo openly denounced the brutal Indonesian occupation of the province. The occupiers responded by placing Belo under strict surveillance, but the Bishop refused to be intimidated, even by numerous threats to his life. He continued to speak up for nonviolent resistance to the oppression. Nobel Prize Winner biography

Cardinal Bernardin

The Legacy of Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin

Twenty-Five Years Later: Cardinal Bernardin’s Consistent Ethic of Life by Ron Hamel,

Fr. Daniel Berrigan SJ

Daniel Berrigan SJ Ignatian Spirituality

Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom House

Corrie ten Boom Museum

The Secret Room

This homepage gives a brief introduction to the true story of a brave Dutch woman whose story is told by Corrie ten Boom in her book the Hiding Place which was also made into a film. Comparisons of Corrie are made to Otto Schindler, who also rescued many Jews from the death camps and the story helps us understand the background to the Diary of Anne Frank. This short story (6500 words) can be downloaded for teaching purposes. It includes chapters, photographs of victims and illustrations of the concentration camps in Ravensbruck, as well as biographical information of Corrie ten Boom sharing her experiences as a Holocaust survivor with people on her travels. This site would be useful as a literary tool in teaching social justice and morality issues. This website also contains a test for class and individual study. — Maria Torrone

Dorothy Day

Catholic Worker Movement

This homepage includes a history of the Catholic Worker Movement as it originated in the US, as well as current events dealing with updates of the movement. The homepage features the life and writings of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin as well as samples of contemporary Catholic Worker thought and action. This site would be of particular interest to teachers involved in teaching the history of the Catholic worker movement as it collaborates the experiences of workers, scholars, archivists, writers and editors. -Maria Torrone

Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement

Topics on the writings of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in particular, as well as works that are produced by the Catholic worker movement. The homepage also includes a newspaper, information about Casa Juan Diego, contacts and a link page. This site is of particular interest to Catholic educators who wish to explore the history of the Catholic Worker Movement with their students as it is seen through the eyes of some of its key players. This builds researching and writing skills as students place this tradition in the context of their present day experiences. — Maria Torrone

Catherine Doherty

Catherine Doherty: Cause for Canonization

This site is devoted to the cause for canonization of Catherine Doherty. It describes the past, present, and future steps that have and will be taken to realize the dream of this cause. Catherine Doherty’s life and her writings are included to help readers better understand the reasons for this commitment to the cause. As a product of political oppression in Russia at the time of the World War I, Doherty eventually immigrated as a refugee to Canada to begin her calling to help the poor and oppressed in a time that the lay apostolate was in its infancy. Catherine Doherty was a talented speaker but felt she needed to do more. During the Depression of the 1930s she started Friendship House to help the poor, and later Madonna House. Catherine did this with the help of a following of men and women who all believed in living their lives as modeled by St. Francis of Assisi. On this website there are links to her writings, prayers, testimonials and other links to websites about Catherine Doherty. Catherine Doherty is an exemplary model of the lay vocation to God. This site can be used for research purposes for Religious Education courses from grade 7 to 12 for students to relate their own call to follow our Lord. — Luisa Busato

Srs. Ita Ford and Maura Clark, Ursuline Sr. Dorothy Kazel, Jean Donovan

On Dec. 2, 1980, Sister Clarke and Maryknoll Sister Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and lay missionary Jean Donovan were abducted, raped and murdered by members of the National Guard, when the North Americans traveled by car from the airport. Civil war in El Salvador had erupted earlier that year. The churchwomen were in El Salvador to work with refugees of that conflict but were regarded as leftist by the government.

Global Sisters Report

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Biography from

Paulo Friere

Paulo Friere

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins Poetry Foundation

Franz Jaggerstatter

Who was Franz Jägerstätter? On August 9, 1943, the Nazis executed the conscientious objector in a prison in Brandenburg an der Havel, close to Berlin. The simple Upper Austrian peasant from St. Radegund, situated in the Innviertel region close to Hitler’s birthplace of Braunau, was drafted into the Wehrmacht for military service in 1940. After weeks of basic training, he was exempted from military duty due to being “indispensable” on his farm. When he was drafted again in February 1943, Jägerstätter, the father of four young girls, refused to serve due to his strong religious convictions. more…

Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II PBS

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel site

Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. – Education Planet

Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project

Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe by Br. John Neumann, M.I.C.M., Tert. October 7, 2004 Saint Maximillian Parish Our Saint Patron

Blessed Maximillian Kolbe An article written by Mary Craig for the Catholic Truth Society before his canonization.

Maximillian Kolbe, Apostle of Mary An article by Fr John Hardon

Chiara Lubich

Chiara Lubich Centre


Marshall McLuhan

The unofficial patron saint of the Internet Marshall McLuhan weaves together mystical threads of theology with the perspective on modern life that made him a communications guru.

Marshall McLuhan on the Roman Catholic Church and Conversion

Rigoberta Menchu

Nobel Prize biography

Teaching Tolerance biography

Thomas Merton

Abbey of Gethsemane

The Meaning of Contemplative Life According to Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton Centre

Sr. Cyril Mooney


St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

John Henry Cardinal Newman

St. John Henry Newman

Fr. Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

Rosa Parks

National Women’s History Museum

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of going to the back of the bus, which was designated for African Americans, she sat in the front. When the bus started to fill up with white passengers, the bus driver asked Parks to move. She refused. Her resistance set in motion one of the largest social movements in history, the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Sr. Helen Prejean

Sr. Helen Prejean

St. Oscar Romero

Archbishop Oscar Romero U.S. Catholic‘s remembrance of Archbishop Oscar Romero

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero United Nations biography


Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for canonization.

Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Champion Article from Catholic Education Resource Center

Sr. Dorothy Stang


St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Why Mother Teresa Still Matters-Time Magazine

Mother Teresa Web Site -Ascension Links

Famous Person: Mother Teresa


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a Jesuit paleontologist who worked to understand evolution and faith. He was born May 1, 1881, and died on April 10, 1955. Between these days Teilhard fully participated in a life that included priesthood, living and working in the front lines of war, field work exploring the early origins of the human race, and adventurous travels of discovery in the backlands of China. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin also participated fully in an intellectual life through the development of his imaginative, mystical writings on the evolutionary nature of the world and the cosmos. more …

Khan Academy on Teilhard de Chardin

Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Prize

Education for Justice has many links to Modern Prophets. CARFLEO has purchased a collective membership for Ontario School Boards. Contact your board CARFLEO contact for login information. Usually the CARFLEO contact is the coordinator, consultant or superintendent for Religious Education and Family Life.


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