A Gentle Giant Gone

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, has gone to his eternal reward, at the venerable age of 90. The son of soldier, veteran and...

Pentecost Sunday: The Spirit of Truth

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...

Christ is Risen! The Resurrection as the Foundation of our Faith

The fifty days between Easter and Pentecost are devoted to meditation on the mystery of the resurrection, which is the foundation of Christianity. Just...

Spy Wednesday: The Veil of the Temple

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed;...

Simplifying in Lent

One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come,...

Fatima, Prayer and Private Revelation

Today is the commemoration of Our Lady of Fatima, a title given to the Virgin Mary after she appeared 'brighter than the sun, shedding...

Seventh Sunday Quodlibetal

We moderns have been indoctrinated to regard the Middle Ages as a time of superstition and cruelty, but in fact they were quite wonderful....

From the Homily of Pope Paul VI At the Canonization of the Forty Martyrs...

25th October 1970 To all those who are filled with admiration in reading the records of these martyrs, it is perfectly clear that they are...

The Art of Giving and Receiving Gifts

The highlight of Christmas is the Midnight Mass. There is an aura and smell of festivities, the church is beautifully decorated, elegantly dressed people...

Gertrude the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 October 2010 Saint Gertrude the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, St Gertrude the Great, of whom I would like...