Saint Charbel’s Hidden Life

God often works through hidden ways, and those who live a hidden life - amare nesciri, as Saint Philip Neri was wont to say,...

The Remarkable Maid of Orleans

Saint Jeanne d’Arc, the maid of Orleans, is hailed as patroness of France, their saviour, as the story goes, in the fight for their...

Sacrifice and Sentiment

We should pause and reflect – and pray, a verb which you will not often hear on the CBC - as we commemorate the...

Witnessing to the Truth

The decapitation of Saint John the Baptist, or more colloquially his beheading, is a memorial in the Church, unlike his birth, commemorated on June...

Three Saints for One

There are many saints in the Church's history - there are, by one estimate, about 6000 at least quasi-officially canonized - too many ever...

The Real Catherine the Great

Saint Catherine of Siena, born in 1347, and who died on this day in 1380, was in no uncertain terms a remarkable woman.  Born...

Fear No Evil

The headlines read like something out of an apocalyptic novel, written, say, a decade or so ago: Trudeau’s son elected Prime Minister and foists...

Missions to Moncton, Accompaniment and Papal Sensitivity

I'm not sure how one might describe the decision of Archbishop Valery Vianneau, spiritual head of the diocese of Moncton in New Brunswick, to...

Augustine’s Monastic Mission

The first bishop of Canterbury, Augustine (+604), pronounced in England, ‘Austin’, was a Roman citizen, like the ‘other’ Augustine, of Hippo, who lived over...