St John Marie Vianney, Our Life’s Companion

Recently, as I was reading, I came across a very intriguing quote by Robert Lee Fulghum, who said: The solution to alone-ness is not...

Pope Benedict and the Curé d’Ars

(The holiness of the Church - and hence the salvation of the world, and the souls thereon, depends much upon the holiness of her...

Eighteenth Sunday and Setting Our Sights On What is Above

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden...

Banishing Envy

The final words of today’s second reading, from Saint Paul’s letter to the Colossians, like their parallel in Galatians, are much resorted today: Here there...

Pope Benedict and Martha’s Way

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS Courtyard of the Papal Residence, Castel Gandolfo Sunday, 18 July 2010   Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are now in the heart of summer, at least in...

The Narrow and Wide Gate: Taking Up Our Cross

“If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things;  one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other...

Seventeenth Sunday: Perfecting Our Prayer With and In Christ

Ask and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you (Lk. 11: 9)....

A Pope and Prime Minister Return to the Mission – We Hope

This story and its characters are (mostly) fictitious, and it is (generally) not inspired by true events. But if the events could yet prove...

Sixteenth Sunday: Keeping It Simple in Silence

Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her (Lk. 10: 42). ⧾ In Christian tradition Martha and Mary have...

Pope Benedict on Saint Benedict

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 9 April 2008 Saint Benedict of Norcia Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to speak about Benedict, the Founder of...