The Enigmatic and Ecstatic Life of Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima (+1617), whose birth name was Isabel, was called 'Rose' when a servant saw her face mystically transformed soon after she was...

Is That the Sound of Crunchy Crickets?

As the title of this thread has it, they're starting to slip the bugs in. No, no, not computer bugs, which have been around...

The Sacramental Life

Catholics are called to live a sacramental life, which means seeing everything as a sign, in its own way pointing to God, Who made...

Saint John Eudes: Giving Our All

A contemporary of his fellow Frenchman, Descartes, Saint John Eudes (+1680) was of quite a different mind and spirit. Rather that meditate on whether...

Lessons from Auschwitz

(In light of the feasts of Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe, here is a re-post of a reflection I wrote upon my own visit...

Saint Stephen, Hungary’s First and Greatest King

Hungary is much in the news of late, with current leader Viktor Orban standing against the tsunami of insanity washing over the rest of...

Assumption and the Resurrection

A blessed and glorious solemnity of the Assumption to one and all, a day commemorating the taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body...

Pontian, Hippolytus, Pope and Anti-Pope, Saints Together

An anti-Pope is someone who thinks he's the Pope - or at least who claims to be the Pope - when in reality he...

Pèlerinage dans La Belle Province

For the feast of Saints Anne and Joachim on July 26th, just prior to the papal visit, I went on pilgrimage to the shrine...

Jane Frances de Chantal and her Visitation

Jane Frances Fremiot (+1641) was a beautiful, refined young woman from Burgundy, betrothed to the handsome Baron de Chantal at 21 years old -...