Saint Germaine Cousin – A True Cinderella

Not many Catholics know of Germaine Cousin (+1601) today, which is likely how the saint would have liked it, for she lived an obscure,...

All For Katy’s Wedding

On this day in 1525, Martin Luther married Katherine von Bora. Luther was – ontologically speaking – still a priest, a member of the...

Saint Anthony of Padua…or Lisbon

Saint Anthony of Padua is usually named historically after the city-state in northeastern Italy where he died after his brief but full life at...

Saint Barnabas and Keeping up the Good Fight

It is fitting that we celebrate the Apostle Barnabas, the ‘son of consolation’, or the ‘son of encouragement’, in this season of the Holy...

Impure Thoughts and Morose Delectation

What we know of the saints is the least part of them. So quipped Saint Philp Neri (+1595), and it is a saying that...

Saint Columbkille, the Irish Apostle to Scotland

If you will forgive a little parochialism, today is the feast of Saint Columbkille (521-597), also called Columba, who is not celebrated in the...

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Our Lady of Combermere and the Immaculate Heart

A blessed ‘feast’ of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Sedes Sapientiae, an ancient and venerable title of the Virgin Mary celebrated on June 8th...

Holy Norbert and Heroic Normandy

Saint Norbert (+1134) of Xanten was a zealous bishop and founder, whose feast has since 2018 been trumped by Mother of the Church. I...

A Brief History of Devotion to the Sacred Heart and Prayer for Priests

A blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to all our readers, a feast which has its origins in the early Middle Ages,...

Public versus Private: A Response to Dr. Catherine Pakaluk

Catherine Pakaluk, a professor at Catholic University of America, in a recent article over at First Things, seems to opine that no one should...