Saint John the Beloved, Seer of Patmos

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 23 August 2006 John, the Seer of Patmos Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last Catechesis we had reached the meditation...

Pope Benedict and Saint Stephen

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 2 May 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our recent Catecheses we have seen how through personal and community prayer the...

The Birth of Our Saviour, the Light of the Nations

When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us (Tit. 3:4). ⧾ Today, with great joy we celebrate the manifestation...

The Nativity of Our Saviour

Many fond memories emerge when I think about celebrating Christmas over the years, such as being with family, exchanging gifts, enjoying delicious food and...

Fourth Sunday: Ite Ad Joseph

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home (Mt. 1:24). On this...

Proximately Preparing for Christ: The O Antiphons

On December 17th we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas, analogous to the more familiar twelve days of Christmas, after Christmas. ...

Gaudete Sunday: The Baptist’s Joyful Humility

‘Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom...

Our Lady’s Triumph

All fair art thou, O Mary: nor is original sin found in thee (Alleluia Verse). Today’s glorious Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed...

I am the Immaculate Conception

I am the Immaculate Conception These are the words Our Lady said to Saint Bernadette Sobirous, when the young saint asked the 'beautiful lady' who...

Pope Benedict and Saint Ambrose

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 24 October 2007   Saint Ambrose of Milan Dear Brothers and Sisters, Holy Bishop Ambrose - about whom I shall speak to you...