Saint Caecelia’s Heavenly Music

WE have yet to hear what heavenly music sounds like, but Saint Francis de Sales once recounted that he heard an angel play one...

Our Lady’s Offering

The Presentation of Mary – commemorating Our Lady’s dedication and consecration to God as a young girl of about four years old in the...

Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica earlier this month...

Gertrude the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 October 2010 Saint Gertrude the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, St Gertrude the Great, of whom I would like...

Margaret of Scotland and Gertrude of Germania

Saint Margaret of Scotland (+1093) was the devoted wife of Malcom III, King of the nation to which she fled as a fetching young...

Albert the Great, Theologian and Scientist

Saint Albert (1200-1280), whose life spans what William Walsh called the 'greatest of centuries' was himself, even during his own lifetime, given that title,...

Mother Cabrini’s Legacy

In the United States, November 13th is the memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, or 'Mother Cabrini' (1850 - 1917) as she came to...

Josaphat, a Martyr for Unity

In the Gospel the other day, Our Lord seems to predict our modern crisis when he warns that scandals are sure to come, and...

Martin’s Martial Memorial

Once the most well-known and beloved of saints, Martin, Bishop of Tours, overlaps with what we now know more commonly as Remembrance Day, which...

Pagan Idolatry and Catholic Fortitude

A writer must at times take back, or at least re-form, opinions once vaguely and lightly and perhaps too hastily held. Even the great...