Luke, Evangelist, Physician, Artist

Saint Luke (+84), the author of the third Gospel - and also, as our Tradition has it, of the Acts of the Apostles, was...

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 Hedwig of Silesia: Poland’s Crown and Glory

It's a special day for the Polish, as one of their patrons is celebrated, at least here in Canada, on this day - normally,...

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,...

Teresa’s True Concept of What a Friend We Have in Jesus

On this, the 'ides' of October, the fifteenth, mid-month, we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who,...

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...

Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun

On this day of October, the 13th, in 1917, marks the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, to the three seers Jacinta, Francisco...

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...