Ave Maria, Queen of Heaven and Earth

A blessed memorial of the Queenship of Mary, - as queen of heaven and earth, of angels and men. Although the Church has always...

Twenty-First Sunday: Entering By the Narrow Gate to Find True Freedom

Strive to enter to through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able (Lk. 13:...

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux: The Mellifluous Doctor

GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 21 October 2009 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to talk about St Bernard of Clairvaux, called...

Our Lady’s Assumption

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of...

Twentieth Sunday: Casting Fire Upon the Earth!

I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be...

Pope Benedict and Saint Dominic

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 3 February 2010   Saint Dominic Guzmán Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week I presented the luminous figure of Francis of Assisi;...

Nineteenth Sunday: Consolation and Exhortation

‘Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom’ (Lk. 12:32). ⧾ These are perhaps among the most...

Transfiguration Unto Divine Glory

A blessed and grace-filled feast of the Transfiguration to all our readers, where Christ allowed the Apostles - Peter, James and John - to...

Pope Benedict and the Curé d’Ars

(The holiness of the Church - and hence the salvation of the world, and the souls thereon, depends much upon the holiness of her...

The Spiritual Guidance of Saint Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori  

On August 1, 2022, we celebrated the liturgical memorial of St Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori I asked myself: In what way such a great...