Edith Stein’s Cross

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy. Brought up in...

Ignatius and his Band of Brothers

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) whom we celebrate on this last day of July, in some ways belongs more to the early days of...

Martha, Mary and Ill-Fated Marriage

Our Lady of Fatima purportedly revealed to young Jacinta that many marriages are not willed by God, the truth of which may be borne...

James the Greater and Humanae Vitae: Signs of Contradiction

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint James 'the Greater', not because of any intrinsic superior quality to the other James, 'the Lesser', the...

Georgian Bay Pilgrimage

I've been gone for a couple of days, on pilgrimage to Martyrs' Shrine, in Midland, Ontario, of which I have written a number of...

Louis and Zelie Martin’s Ecclesia Domestica

There is no strict formula to being the parents of saints, but there are things one can do to ameliorate the process, as I...

Benedict and His Option

A blessed feast of Saint Benedict, the monk who did more than most to save what we know as 'civilization'. As a student in...

Independence, Pier Giorgio and Elizabeth

A joyous Independence Day to all our American readers. There are any number of factions developing in the once-United States, but all can be...
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Sedes Sapientiae

A blessed ‘feast’ of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Sedes Sapientiae, an ancient and venerable title the Virgin Mary as the Chora tou Achoretou,...

Tales of Canterbury

I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...