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...

O Crux Ave Spes Unica

A blessed and glorious feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross! Also called the Triumph of the Cross and, at times, the 'Invention'...

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...

Saint Peter Claver’s Untiring Fidelity

Saint Peter Claver (+Sept. 8, 1654), whom we celebrate on this 9th day of September, was a Jesuit priest in the first missionary fervour...

Our Lady’s Birthday

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

Elizabeth, Regina, Requiescat in Pace

Queen Elizabeth has died, after a reign of 70 years, at the age of 96, at the royal residence of Balmoral, Scotland, on this,...

Labour, Leisure and Life

Labour Day – a rather prosaic name for the last holiday of summer - why not, 'blow out day', or 'the end of leisure,...

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...

Gregory the Great, a Pope for All Seasons

One of the great joys of history is reminiscing about the past, giving hope for the present; for history is ‘eschatological’, moving towards a...