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      The Art of Dying Well

      Saint Robert Cardinal Bellarmine (1452-1621) was a theologian and scholar of the first rank. After joining the newly formed Order of the Society of...

      Vivaldi’s Autumn

      Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) - a Catholic priest, but who spent much of his time as a composer than a pastor due, as...

      Saint Luke: Passionate Narrator of God’s Infinite Mercy

      Today, Monday October 18, 2021, is the feast day of St Luke, the Evangelist and the author of the Book of Acts. It is interesting...

      The Holy Eucharist and the Life of Charity

      For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Mk....

      St Margaret Mary Alacoque: The Saint who Directs Us to Jesus’ Most Loving and...

      The feast of St Margaret Mary Alacoque, which we celebrate today, Saturday October 16, reminds us of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was on...

      A Day of Four Saints

      We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), the first Canadian-born saint -...

      Saint Teresa as the Teacher of a Successful Life

      How beautiful and life-giving it is to see the saints’ lives as pointers to true life! St Teresa of Avila, whose feast is today,...

      Pope Benedict and Teresa of Avila

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Saint Teresa of Avila Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the course of the Catecheses that I have chosen...

      Avila’s Teresa

      (From our archives, on the great 16th century Carmelite reformer Saint Theresa of Avila, whose sparkling, vivid and very human personality echoes through the...

      The Living Journal of Pope John XXIII

      Tuesday 11 October 2021, is the feast day of St John XXIII. This great Pope keeps being remembered in Church’s history as the one...