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...

Pius’ Salutary and Courageous Reform

Saint Pius X (+1914) was the first of peasant to be elected Pope in centuries, the bishops of Rome all being chosen from the...

Isidore, Internet and Industriousness

Today, April 4th, is the commemoration of Saint Isidore of Seville (560-636) a bishop and doctor of the Church during a tumultuous age, when...

Bruno’s Great Silence

On this crisp Fall October the 6th, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and, perhaps most pertinent to...

Fishers of Men: Paul Miki and Companions

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....

Myriads of Martyrs for China

There have been untold thousands of martyrs in China through the centuries, but July 9th is chosen as the day to commemorate them. It...

Saint Josaphat, Martyr for Unity

In the Gospel the other day, Our Lord seems to predict our modern crisis when he warns that scandals are sure to come, and...

The Enigmatic and Ecstatic Life of Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima (+1617), whose birth name was Isabel, was called 'Rose' when a servant saw her face mystically transformed soon after she was...

Blessed Louis-Zepherin, a Model Bishop for Canada

Today in Canada we celebrate Blessed Louis-Zepherin Moreau, (1824 - 1901) an exemplary bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec. Born rather sickly and undersized to...

Saints Cyril and Methodius, and, yes, Valentine

Today in the universal calendar we celebrate the ninth-century monks and missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe, who translated the Liturgy into...