Saint Denis of Paris and Saint John Leonardi of Lucca

Besides John Henry Newman, we commemorate two other saints on this day: Saint Denis, patron of Paris, was the city of lights' first bishop and...

Saints Margaret of Scotland and Gertrude of Germany

Beautiful and demure Margaret of Scotland (+1093) was the devoted wife of Malcom III, King of the nation to which she fled as a...

Christmas and St Ġorġ Preca, Malta’s First Canonized Saint

In the apostolic island-state of Malta, Christmas is very much lived and breathed, and much of this is due to the immense love and...

Paul Miki and Companion Martyrs of Japan

Today, 6 February, is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and his (twenty-five) companions who were tortured and executed in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597....

Dame Julian of Norwich

(As mentioned in our post on Our Lady of Fatima, this is also the day that Blessed Julian of Norwich began to receive her...

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi’s Brilliance

Saint Lorenza (Lawrence) da Brindisi - Capuchin priest and Doctor of the Church - was born Giulio Cesare Russo on July 22, 1559 to Guglielmo...

Saint Ignazio da Santhià, A Wise Companion for Holiness

September 22nd is the feast day of Saint Ignazio da Santhià. Who was this Capuchin saint? Ignazio Bevisotti was born in Santhià (Vercelli) on 5...

Saint Jean Vianney, a Priest for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the quiet passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest,...

Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun

This 13th day of October marks the anniversary final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in the fateful year of 1917, to the three...

Philip Neri’s Cheerful Spirit

We celebrate today one of the most joyful and idiosyncratic – the two are not unrelated - of saints, Philip Neri, (+1595), the founder...