Am I not your Mother?

On a rather chilly morning on a hillside outside what is now Mexico City, in the year of our Lord 1531, while the Protestant ‘Reformation’ was...

Damasus’ Incarnational Faith

Pope Saint Damasus (b. 305), who oversaw the universal Church from 366 to his death in good old age in 384, is perhaps best...

Mary, Conceived without sin

I am the Immaculate ConceptionThese are the words Our Lady said to Saint Bernadette Sobirous, when asked by the young saint who she was....

Ambrose, the Silent Reader

Ambrose was not even baptized when in 374, as Governor of Aemilia-Liguria in northern Italy, he went to a church to quell a conflict...

Sanctus Nicholas

We know quite little of Saint Nicholas of Myra. That he was born in Myra - now in Turkey - where he was bishop most...

John of Damascus, Polymath and Iconophile

John of Damascus, or John Damascene (+749), is considered the last of the Church Fathers, that golden age, lasting for about eight or so...

Xavier the Missionary

Francis Xavier – the relic of whose forearm recently made a tour around Canada last year – was one of those remarkable men of...

Climate Change and Glorious Campion

If there is one thing universal in inductive research, it is doubt. So read the textbook, through which I was first introduced to the...

Andrew, Apostle and Brother of the Pope

Today is the feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, patron of Scotland, Russia, Ukraine and Greece, for reasons that are somewhat...

Christus Vincit in Veritate

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Christ the King to all our readers, a feast first put in the calendar in 1925 by Pope...