Nereus, Achilleus, and Pancras: Choosing Whither We Go

Today we commemorate the early martyrs Nereus and Achilleus, eunuchs and chamberlains of the court, and eventual converts to Christianity, put to death under...

Saint John of Avila, Apostle of Andalusia

Today's optional memorial as we continue the Easter season (alleluia!) commemorates Saint John of Avila (1499 – 1569), a contemporary of his fellow Spaniards,...

Saint Dominic Savio, A Model for Youth

May 6th is the traditional feast of St Dominic Savio, the holy teenager who embraced the spirituality of St John Bosco and the Salesian...

Saint Francois de Laval and the Renewal of Canada

'Tis difficult to believe that Quebec was once a a bastion of the Faith, incarnating in an almost unique way the harmony between Church...

Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis

There is a trio of Canadian Saints in this week: Saint Marie of the Incarnation, on the last day of April; Saint Francois de...

Philip and James: Questions and Letters

Philip and James, Apostles, have been celebrated together on this third day in May since the revision of the calendar in 1969. They were...

Saint Louis de Montfort’s Devotion and Consecration

We recently celebrated the feast day of one of the most devout and followers of the Virgin Mary ever in the history of Mariology,...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), who stood...

Saint Pius V: Standing Between Heaven and Earth

Michel Ghislieri was born Anton in 1504, but took the name of the archangel when he joined the Dominican Order at the age of...

Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Doctor and Reformer

Ecclesia semper reformanda est.  So goes the old saying - Ecclesia semper reformanda est - the Church, always in need of reform - applies now,...