Ite Ad Joseph

Saint Joseph was proclaimed the patron of this country at its very origins, by none other than Samuel de Champlain himself, on March 19,...

Puffballs

“What can go wrong?” I asked, “the book says it is safe, and it shows a picture of the thing. Listen! It says right...

Albertus Magnus

Saint Albert was called the 'great' even during his lifetime, rumoured to have known everything there was to be known, which may have been...

In each child

In each childI haven’t the strength to hold For yet one moment more An acrid haze of molten air Shrouds the burning shore Entire town engulfed in flame This...

Ignatius and his Society

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) whom we celebrate on this last day of July, in some ways belongs more to the early days of...

Whither the Angels?

The feast of the Archangels, formerly known, and in some circles still is, as the feast of Michaelmas, after the one who is ‘like...

Saint Andrew’s Scotland

Today is the feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, patron of Scotland, Russia, Ukraine and Greece, for reasons that are somewhat...

Paul of Tarsus and Patrick Brown

You have to love conversion stories, from the very real Saul on that road to Damascus, to the fictional Scrooge on a Dickensian Christmas...

Political ‘Knifing’?

I have been meaning to comment on a ridiculous article in the National Post at the end of August, but one which does pertain,...

Mother of the Church, Mazenod and Victoria Day

We celebrate today the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, an ancient title of the Virgin, which was formally instituted into the Holy...