How I grieve, my God, that you are not known, that this savage country is not yet wholly converted to faith in you, that sin is not yet blotted out! (Saint John de Brébeuf, +1649)

Editor's Corner

The Miraculous Friar, Pio of Pietrelcina

While we're on the topic of signs, the life of today's saint, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, was filled with them. His long life as...

Korea’s Martyrs, North and South

Today is the feast of the countless martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, who was eventually tortured...

Januarius and His Blood

Saint Januarius was bishop of Benevuento, in the south-west of Italy, about whom a number of legends are told - that he survived unscathed...

Digital Doomsday?

Get ready to have your credit, bank and driver's card digitalized, along with your passport and health records, vaxx and booster status, and so...

Saint Robert Bellarmine’s Clear Mind and Soul

In the midst of the theological and cultural confusion in which our Church is mired, we could use a few more men with the...

Nota in Brevis

A Few Lessons from Padre Pio’s Wisdom

Padre Pio’s feast day last Friday stirred in me the desire to appreciate this great fellow Capuchin saint. His Spirit-given wisdom offers to us...

Our Lady of Ransom

September 24th is the traditional memorial of Our Lady of Ransom, one which goes back to the twelfth century, invoking the Blessed Mother and...

Saint Ignazio da Santhià, A Wise Companion for Holiness

September 22nd is the feast day of Saint Ignazio da Santhià. Who was this Capuchin saint? Ignazio Bevisotti was born in Santhià (Vercelli) on 5...

Jim Croce’s Last Love Ballad

Jim Croce died tragically in a plane crash on this day back in 1973, ironically, just as his music career was taking off. He...

Our Lady of La Salette

Today marks the anniversary of the visions of Our Lady of La Salette, when, in 1846, the Virgin appeared, in maternal form, to two...