Saint Teresa as the Teacher of a Successful Life

How beautiful and life-giving it is to see the saints’ lives as pointers to true life! St Teresa of Avila, whose feast is today,...

Pope Benedict and Teresa of Avila

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Saint Teresa of Avila Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the course of the Catecheses that I have chosen...

Avila’s Teresa

(From our archives, on the great 16th century Carmelite reformer Saint Theresa of Avila, whose sparkling, vivid and very human personality echoes through the...

The Living Journal of Pope John XXIII

Tuesday 11 October 2021, is the feast day of St John XXIII. This great Pope keeps being remembered in Church’s history as the one...

Saint Denis of Paris and Saint John Leonardi of Lucca

Saint Denis, patron of Paris, was the city of lights' first bishop and of France, and one of her greatest lights. He was likely...

The Suffering Secretary of the Divine Mercy

October 5th is the feast day of St Faustina Kowalska. This humble Polish nun was appointed by Jesus to be the Secretary of His...

Pope Benedict on Il Poverello

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 27 January 2010 Saint Francis of Assisi Dear Brothers and Sisters, In a recent Catechesis, I illustrated the providential...

Story of a Soul

October first is the liturgical memorial of St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, as she is commonly known, her fame spread...

Angels Guardian

This memorial of the Guardian Angels goes back to the year 1500, the very dawn of the Protestant ‘Reformation’, seventeen years before Luther would...

Saint Vincent de Paul: The Apostle of Love

On the 27th of September, we celebrate as a Church the feast of St Vincent de Paul. This great French saint is a living...