Pope Benedict and Saint Matthew

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Matthew Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing the series of portraits of the Twelve Apostles that we began a...

The Feast of the Stigmata of St Francis: A Sign of Hope

September 17th is the traditional feast of the Stigmata of St Francis, commemorating the event of the saint receiving the wounds of Christ on...

Saint Hildegarde von Bingen, a Woman for All Seasons

Hildegarde von Bingen (+1179)  is one of the newest saints in the liturgical calendar, canonized 'equipollently' by Pope Benedict XVI on May 12, 2012...

Pope Benedict and Robert Bellarmine

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 23 February 2011 Saint Robert Bellarmine Dear Brothers and Sisters, Born on 4 October 1542 in Montepulciano near Siena, he was...

Pope Benedict and Saint Cyprian

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 June 2007 Saint Cyprian Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the series of our catecheses on the great figures of the ancient...

Mater Dolorosa, Mother of Sorrows

A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows to all, a feast begun in the year 1233 - in the youth of that greatest...

Europe is Saved in the Holy Name of Mary

The date for the attack on the Two Towers twenty years ago was not randomly chosen, for it was on September 11th three and...

Saint Paulinus of Trier, Orthodoxy in Teaching and Church Unity

This last day of August is the liturgical feast of a great German saint, Saint Paulinus of Trier. Trier, previously known Trèves and Triers,...

Pope Benedict, Monica and Marriage

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS Courtyard of the Papal Summer Residence, Castel Gandolfo Sunday, 30 August 2009 (Video) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Three days ago, on 27 August, we celebrated the liturgical...

Good King Louis, Ruling, and Ruled, by Truth

The indomitable Cardinal Sarah exhorted in an article in CWR, to French scouts, on pilgrimage to Vezelay in France, that they should emulate...