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...
Pope St. John Paul II

Homily at the Mass of Blessed Josephine Bakhita

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO BENIN, UGANDA AND KHARTOUM (SUDAN) EUCHARISTIC CONCELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BLESSED JOSEPHINE BAKHITA HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II Green Square, Khartoum (Sudan) Wednesday, 10 February 1993   "Come...

The Singing Martyrs of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion and impaling on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki,...

The Charismatic Saint John Bosco

The term 'charismatic' has an ambiguous meaning in the Church, invoking images of liturgical guitars, drums, emotional crescendos, and disconcerting glossolalia. In the Church's...

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 Paul’s Conversion

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 3 September 2008 Saint Paul (3) St Paul's "Conversion". Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today's Catechesis is dedicated to the experience that Paul...

Pope Pius XI’s Letter on Saint Francis de Sales

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

Pope Benedict and Saint Hilary

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 10 October 2007 Saint Hilary of Poitiers Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to talk about a great Father of...

The Mysticism of Gregory of Nyssa

The memorial of Saint Gregory of Nyssa, even if not in the universal calendar, is on this January 10th. Gregory is one of the...

Pope Benedict and Saint Gregory Nazianzus: Kindred Spirits

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 8 August 2007 Saint Gregory Nazianzus (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last Wednesday, I talked about St Basil, a Father of...