Would the Real Saint Nicholas Please Stand Up?

Saint Nicholas of Myra (+343) has gone down in legend in more ways than one. His general story follows below, but through the years...

Saint Irenaeus’ Witness to Tradition

Saint Irenaeus (+202 A.D.), bishop of Lugdunum - now Lyons - in the second century of the Church's existence, a disciple of the martyr...

The Man with the Golden Mouth

Saint John Chrysostom (+407) was a model bishop, a doctor of the Church, an ascetic and contemplative monk who wanted only to retreat from...

Wenceslaus and Lorenzo, Incidental Martyrs

This is not the stuff of which martyrs are made - So, purportedly, said Thomas More, who loved all the good things of life,...

Padre Pio and the Story of a Vocation

This 23rd of September is the liturgical feast day of St Pio of Pietrelcina. It was also twenty eight years ago that Jesus, through Padre...

St Maximillian Kolbe: The Martyr of Love

In this canonization liturgy there seems to appear before us that "martyr of love" of Oswiecim (as Paul VI called him), saying: "O Lord,...

Saint Jerome Emiliani’s Journey to Heaven

Today, with Saint Josephine Bakhita, we also celebrate Saint Jerome Emiliani (+1537), who ran away from his home in Venice at the age of...

Saint Francois de Laval and the Renewal of Canada

'Tis difficult to believe that Quebec was once a a bastion of the Faith, incarnating in an almost unique way the harmony between Church...

Saint Josaphat, Martyr for Unity

Our Lord seems to have been speaking of our modern crisis when he warns that scandals are sure to come, and woe to him...

Our Lady of Fatima

The revelations of Our Lady of Fatima have been in the minds and heart of Catholics in the twentieth century, and indeed many others...