Work Made Light in Saint Joseph

In the waning years of the 19th century, before the war to end all wars, and the subsequent instantiation of what is called 'real...

Saint Pius V Standing Between Heaven and Earth

Michel Ghislieri was born Anton, but took the name of the archangel when he joined the Dominican Order at the age of 14, and...

Saints Chanel, Montfort and Wojtyla

On this joyful Eastertide day, we celebrate a double memorial: Saint Peter Chanel (+1841) who evangelized the island of Futuna in the South Pacific...

Catholics and Earth Day

Filtering what comes through 'mainstream' media is good for one's mental and spiritual clarity these days. I try to avoid television, but caught a...

Our Lady’s Good Counsel

Our Lady of Good Counsel is one of the many titles of the Virgin Mary, one which dates back indirectly to the 5th century,...

Fidelis’ Greatest Sermon was His Life

Today is the feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, (+1622) whose original name was Mark Rey: 'Sigmaringen' was his birthplace in what is now...

Saint George, Shakespeare, Brian Boru: England, Ireland and the Fighting Catholic Spirit

Today is a national holiday in England - although, in the midst of this enforced Corona-lockdown with almost everyone out of work and 'sheltering...

The Pure Soul and Mind of Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm (+1109) was bishop of the see of Canterbury, in the south of England, famous for both her original founding bishop, Augustine, who...

Saint Kateri, Canada’s Protectress

This was the title given to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, by Pope Benedict XVI, when he canonized her on October 28th, 2012, along with six...

Benedict the Beggar and Benedict the Pope

This day marks the anniversary of the death of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, (+1783), one of the oddest, but also the most attractive, of...