Listing to Heaven

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil intentions:  fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly....

The Late, Great, Saint Augustine

On August 28th, we celebrate with great joy the feast day of St Augustine of Hippo, the great doctor of the Church. This fourth and...

Father Marco Testa’s Series on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Compiled

A faithful reader mentioned that she had difficulty finding Father Marco Testa's wonderful, sublime, but also very pragmatic and a propos series on the...

Saint Bartholomew, aka Nathaniel, In Whom There Was No Guile

A blessed feast of Saint Bartholomew! Like many of the Apostles, we don't know all that much about the life of today's saint. Our...

The Holy Mass Part VII: The Culmination of the Sacrifice

This Sunday’s reflection is the seventh in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

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...

The Holy Mass Part VI: The Bread of Life

This Sunday’s reflection is the sixth in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

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...

The Greatness of the Lord in Mary

When we pray the Magnificat of Mary, we sing to the Lord with her in the opening line: My soul proclaims the greatness of...

Saints Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe: Witnesses to Hope

The philosopher and Carmelite Edith Stein (Saint Teresa Benedicta a Cruce was her name in religion), and the Franciscan priest Maximilian Kolbe were put...