So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time?  Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.

I will never not reblog this

"…but teenagers have no reason to be stressed."

The Devil fears the Virgin Mary more, not only than men and angels but, in a certain sense, than God himself. It is not that the wrath, the power and the hatred of God are not infinitely greater than those of the Blessed Virgin, since Mary’s perfections are limited: it is because, in the first place, Satan, being proud, suffers infinitely more from being overcome and punished by the little, humble servant of God, her humility humiliating him more than the divine power; and secondly, because God has given Mary such great power over devils that, as they have often been obliged to admit, in spite of themselves, through the mouths of possessed persons, they are more afraid of one of her sighs of grief over some poor soul, than of the prayers of the saints, and more daunted by a single threat from her than by all their other torments.
Fr. Malachi Martin, exorcist (via by-grace-of-god)


SAINTS IN MODERN TIMES - A list of some of laity, the ‘everyday people’ (non-clergy) whom have been recognized for their holy lives by the Catholic Church. The photos above includes those who have become ‘Saint’ or ‘Blessed’, the list below also includes those who have become ‘Venerated’ or ‘Servant of God’. (explained here) Men and women who gave their lives to Jesus and inspire us to do the same!

(hi-res image identifying each person in photo)


St. Gianna Beretta Molla

St. Bernadette (Lourdes)

St. Gemma Galgani

St. Anna Schäffer

St. Giuseppe Moscati


Bl. Carlos Santiago (1st layperson in USA to be beatified)

Bl. Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi and Maria Corsini ( first couple to be beatified together)

Bl. Louis and Marie-Azélie Martin (parents of 9 children, all 5 of surviving daughters became nuns including St. Therese of Lisieux)

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Bl. Bartolo Longo (former Satanist who became lay Dominican)

Bl. Laura Vicuña (patron of abuse)

Bl. Jose Sanchez del Rio and other laypersons from Cristero War (Vatican article)

Bl. Chiara Badano

Bl. Bartolomé Blanco Márquez, (see martyr’s letter written to his girlfriend

Bl. Hildegard Burjan (wife, mother, Jewish convert, politician, founder of Caritas Socialis which cares especially for women, children & elderly)

Bl. Franz Jägerstätter (Austrian conscientious objector WW2, martyr)

Bl. Nikolaus Gross, anti-Nazi activist

Bl. Alberto Marvelli (young layman involved in politics, looked to Frassati)

Bl. Volodymyr Pryjma

Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa

Bl. Jacinta and Francisco Marto (Fatima visionaries)

Bl. Anacleto González Flores, Cristero War

Bl. Ceferino Namuncurá (desired to be Salesian priest, died at 18, Argentina)

Bl. Ivan Merz

Bl. Victoria Díez Bustos de Molina

Bl. Pierina Morosini (patron of rape victims)

Bl. Lojze Grozde (patron of students, Catholic Action, Slovenian martyr)

Bl. Odoardo Focherini (journalist, father of 7, helped Jews WW2)

Bl. László Batthyány-Strattmann

Bl. Cecilia Eusepi, compared to St. Theresa of Lisieux

Bl. Ceferino Giménez Malla

Bl. Contardo Ferrini (patron of universities)

Bl. Manuel Lozano Garrido (journalist)


Ven. Benedetta Bianchi Porro

Ven. Giacomo Gaglione (apostolate of suffering)

Ven. Eurosia Fabris (patron of large families)

Ven. Concepcion Cabrera de Armida

Ven. Paola Renata Carboni

Ven. Giunio Tinarelli

Ven. Faustino Perez-Manglanoe (died at 16)

Ven. Pierre Toussaint

Ven. María del Carmen González-Valerio (died at age 9)

Ven. Bernhard Lehner (died at age 14)


Gwen Coniker, pro-life advocate!

Dorothy Day (journalist, activist, Catholic convert)

Istvan (Stephen) Kaszap (Boy Scout, Jesuit novice, died at 19)

Maria Bolognese (mystic who suffered a demonic possession)

Marthe Robin (mystic, stigmatic)

108 Martyrs of WW2 (11 whom are laity)

Giovanni Palatucci (policeman who saved Jews in WW2)

Alcide De Gasperi (prime minister, cofounder of European Union)

Julius Nyerere (president of Tanzania, devout Catholic known for fasting) 

Giuseppe Lazzati (politician)

Luisa Piccarreta ( mystic and author notable for having allegedly survived on nothing but Communion wafers for 65 years)

Élisabeth Leseur (converted her atheistBl. Albertina Berkenbrock (virgin, martyr of chastity, Brazil), anti-clerical husband)

Attilio Giordani (crusade of goodness)

Frank Duff (founder of Legion of Mary)

Edel Quinn (lay missionary, Legion of Mary)

Catherine Doherty

Aldo Blundo (died at 15, offered suffering, belonged to ‘militia of Christ the King’)

Anne de Guigné

Rachelina Ambrosini (teenager known for piety)

Antonietta Meo (may become youngest saint who is confessor of the faith)

Montserrat Grases (died at 17, member of Opus Dei)

Maria Orsola Bussone

Sources: here and here and here

This list was inspired by thatcurioustruth​ who was looking for those Saints & Blesseds modern enough to have a photograph. If you can think of any I’m missing, please let me know!