Fortunate Faustina and the Divine Mercy

Last year, we wrote that today's saint was not (yet) in the liturgical calendar, and we may happily now say that that is no...

Sainte Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, also known after the place...

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 (347 -...

The Holy Archangels and Spiritual Warfare

A blessed feast of the Archangels to all our readers! Father Scott’s article on the Saint Michael prayer points out that this used to...

Good King Wenceslaus, and the Layman Lorenzo, Unintentional Martyrs

This is not the stuff of which martyrs are made - So, purportedly, said Thomas More, who loved all the good things of life,...

Saint Vincent de Paul’s Simplicity and Clarity

The life of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660)  - he always signed his name 'Depaul', perhaps so people would not think him...

The Incomparable Courage of the Canadian Martyrs

(September 26th would be the feast of the Canadian Martyrs here in Canada, our secondary patrons - this year, Sunday takes precedence, but we...

Ms. Pelosi and the Abortion Bill

The House of Congress in America is voting today on a sweeping abortion law, -Our Lady of Ransom and Our Lady of Walsingham, no...

Our Lady of Walsingham, England’s Dowry

(In light of today's official 'feast' of Our Lady of Walsingham, September 24th, the premier Marian shrine in the British Isles, I am re-posting...

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...