Pope St. John Paul II

Pope John Paul II and the Chair of Peter

EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION WITH THE NEW CARDINALS HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Thursday, 22 February 2001 Feast of Saint Peter's Chair 1. "'Who do you say that I am?'. Simon...

Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto – The Youngest, but not the Least, of Canonized...

On this day in 1920, February 20th, the 'Spanish' influenza took the life of nine-year old Jacinta Marto, as she lay alone in a...

The Seven Founders of the Servite Order

On February 17th, we celebrate the liturgical memorial of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order, whose story goes back to the thirteen century. In...

The Servite Saints of the Virgin Mary

The Seven Founders of the Servite Order commemorate the group of cloth merchants who in 1233 left everything to follow Christ, with a special...

Saint John Baptist of the Conception – The Reformer of the Trinitarians

Most of us are familiar with the names John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. They defined the Spanish Golden Age of mysticism...

Saints Cyril and Methodius, and, Yes, Valentine

Today in the universal calendar - superseded this year by Ash Wednesday - we celebrate the ninth-century monks and missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius,...

The Incorrupt Life of Saint Catherine de Ricci

Saint Catherine de Ricci (1522 – 1590) – born Alessandra Lucrezia Romola de' Ricci – was from the same city, Florence, as her contemporary...

The Salvific Message of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the few 'visions' of the Virgin Mary to be placed in the public Liturgical calendar of the...

The Last Visit of Scholastica and Benedict

Saint Scholastica (+543) was the sister - some sources say the twin - of Saint Benedict. Like her brother, she forsook everything to follow...

The Formidable Forgiveness of Josephine Bakhita

On this day in 1947, February 8th, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869 - she...