Sunday, and Pre-Election Thoughts

A blessed and glorious Sunday to all our readers... Today's Gospel speaks of Christ's 'elect' - that is, His chosen, which in the end means...

Four Saints in One

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), a lovely French Canadian mademoiselle,...

Good Pope John and His Council

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, back in those heady days of the early sixties, the future,...

Newman the Kindly Prophet

Although he died on August 11th, this is the day the Church has chose to commemorate Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (+1890); for it...

Jerome’s Holy Vulgarity

All saints change history, often in ways that are mysterious and opaque, but at times more obviously so. Such is Saint Jerome, to whom...

Vincent’s Simple and Clear Path

The life of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660) spans a fractious time in France, with the wars of religion nearing their apex,...

Claver’s Fidelity

Today, in this latter part of summer, we honour Saint Peter Claver (+Sept. 8, 1654), a Jesuit priest in the first missionary fervour of...

Mother Teresa’s Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Poorest of the Poor

Students have now flocked to university, where they will be subjected to four years of indoctrination in various aspects of modernism, for want of...

Ave Maria, Regina Mundi et Coeli!

A blessed memorial of the Queenship of Mary, a feast formally instituted by Pope Pius XII on October 11, 1954, in his encyclical Ad...

The Laughter of Lawrence

You all may know the story of Saint Lawrence (+258) a Spaniard from Valencia, chosen in the very bloom of his early maturity by...