Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, Shepherds for Christ and Martyrs for His Truth

Saint Cornelius was Pope for a scant two years in the middle of the third century, elected in 251 and put to death in...

Mater Dolorosa, Mother of Sorrows

A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows to all, a feast begun in the 1233 - in the youth of that greatest of...

Dante’s Seven Centuries

Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago today, at the age of 56, on the evening of September 13th, 1321, fittingly the vigil of the...

The Man with the Golden Mouth

Saint John Chrysostom (+407) was a model bishop, a doctor of the Church, an ascetic and contemplative monk who wanted only to retreat from...

9-11 at 20

It was twenty years ago today is the beginning of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper, but a more sombre anniversary marks this day than teaching...

Sobieski Saves Europe in the Holy Name of Mary

The date for the attack on the Two Towers twenty years ago was not randomly chosen, for it was on September 11th three and...

Claver’s Fidelity

Saint Peter Claver (+Sept. 8, 1654) was a Jesuit priest in the first missionary fervour of Ignatius' nascent Society, a native of Spain, but...

Our Lady’s Nativity

A blessed and joyful birthday to Mary, a feast that has been celebrated since at least the sixth century in Syria, in the wake...

Teresa of Calcutta’s Mission to the Poorest of the Poor

As universities gear up to receive students, or perhaps not, as the covidian case may be, depending on your 'vaxx status', we should leave...

Dina Belanger’s Unrelenting Quest for Perfection

Blessed Dina Belanger is a home-grown Canadian saint - see our words on the martyr Andre Grasset from September 2nd - whom we commemorate...