Saint Agatha the Good

Saint Agatha (+251) is counted amongst the most venerated of the 'virgin martyrs', one of the seven women whose name appears in the Canon...

Two Martyrs for One: Blaise and Ansgar

Saint Blaise, a bishop of ancient Sebastea (now in Turkey), was also a physician. Hence, like Saint Luke, he was a healer of body...

Saint Bridget of Ireland

Saint Bridget of Kildare (451 – 525), who lived a century after Saint Patrick (385 – 461), and a century before Saint Columbanus (543...

The Many Charisms of Saint John Bosco

The term 'charismatic' has had a tough time of it in the Church, invoking images of liturgical guitars, drums, emotional crescendos, and disconcerting glossolalia....

Thomas Aquinas: The Common and Universal Doctor

(This year marks the 700th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Thomas Aquinas, on July 18th, 1323, by the Avignon Pope, John XXII. Good...

The Enduring Value of Saint Thomas Aquinas, in Three Parts

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 2 June 2010   Saint Thomas Aquinas (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, After several Catecheses on the priesthood and on my latest Journeys,...

Saint Angela Merici’s Ursulines

Saint Angela Merici (+1540) lived and died in Italy, growing up to adulthood during the tumultuous events of the early Reformation (she went to...

Timothy, Titus and Episcopal Reckoning

A blessed memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, co-workers of Saint Paul, both of them ordained by him into the early episcopacy of the...

A Hundred Years Ago: Pius XI’s Letter on Saint Francis de Sales

(One hundred years ago, on the 26th of January, 1923, Pope Pius XI promulgated an encyclical on Saint Francis de Sales on the 300th...

From Saul to Paul By Way of Damascus

Who was this Paul that we are celebrating his transformative meeting with the Risen Christ which left its indelible imprint in his life? When...