Petit Brother André Bessette

As the year of Saint Joseph just comes to a close, it is fitting that we honour one of Canada’s most beloved saints, who himself...

Mother Drexel’s Lasting Legacy

Mother Katharine Mary Drexel (1858 - 1955) is a fitting intercessor for the racial tensions afflicting her native United States - she is the...

Good Pope John and His Council

Today marks the 59th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, back in those heady days of the early sixties, the future,...

Isidore the Farmer, Rerum Novarum and Tilling the Land

Saint Isidore, or, in his native Spanish, Isidro de Merlo y Quintana, named after the other Saint Isidore, the bishop of Seville (whom we...

Saint Clare of Assisi

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Hall Wednesday, 15 September 2010 Saint Clare of Assisi Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the best loved Saints is without a doubt St...

Joseph of Cupertino: Flying Towards Heaven

According to the laws of physics, a man should not be able to fly, at least without technological help. But are not the 'laws...

Blessed Rosario Livatino: A Martyr for Justice

Friday 29 October 2021 remains an historic date for those who venerate Blessed Rosario Livatino, for today is his first liturgical memorial. Rosario Livatino, or...

Saint Nicholas’ Love for the Destitute and Needy

The story of St Nicholas goes back to the third century, to the 15th March 270, when he was born in the Patara village...

Saint Paul’s Metanoia

Metanoia is the original Greek term for 'conversion', which opens the Gospel of Saint Mark: 'Repent and believe in the Gospel!'. Literally, a 'turning...

Saint Andrew Bobola, Patron and Protector of Poland

Saint Andrew (Andrzej), a true hero for Christ, was born in 1591 to a noble family. The recent historical research indicates Strachocina, near Sanok,...