Andrew, An Apostle for All Ages

A blessed feast of Saint Andrew to all our readers! Today, the last day of November, we celebrate the first Apostle called, along with...

Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal

November 27th is the anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Catherine Labouré, a Visitation Sister, during her evening meditation....

Catherine’s Pure Philosophy

In one of those ironies of God's history - choosing what seems weak to confound the apparently strong - the patron saint of philosophers...

Andrew-Dung Lac and the Vietnamese Martyrs: Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

On this memorial of the Martyrs of Vietnam, we commemorate today a whole panoply of white-robed witnesses, Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men,...

A Triptych of Saints: Clement, Columba and Pro

November 23rd marks one of those tri-partite saint days, Clement, Columba and Pro, which sounds like a sign outside a law office - not...

Saint Caecelia’s Heavenly Music

WE have yet to hear what heavenly music sounds like, but Saint Francis de Sales once recounted that he was blessed to hear an...

The Presentation of Mary

November 21st is normally the feast of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary at the temple (this year superseded by Christ the King, but...

The Presentation, Our Lady’s Perfect Gift of Self

The Presentation of Mary – commemorating Our Lady’s dedication and consecration to God as a young girl of about three years old in the...

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

November 18th is also the optional memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769 - 1852), a native of France, but who spent much of...

Pope Benedict and Gertrude the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 October 2010 Saint Gertrude the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, St Gertrude the Great, of whom I would like...