Saints John and Paul – and Josemaria

We usually try to commemorate the saints in the current, public liturgical calendar, but now and again, we will mention those more hidden, even...

Holy Week with the Saints

As Holy Week begins with Passion Sunday, we might turn to the saints, who can give us a helping hand during our meditation and...

Saint Jerome Emiliani’s Pilgrimage to Heaven

Today, with Saint Josephine Bakhita, we also celebrate Saint Gerolamo - or Jerome - Emiliani (+1537), who ran away from his home in Venice...

Agnes the Pure and Chaste

'Tis incumbent upon us in these days, so inimical to anything chaste and pure, to remind ourselves of the genius of the feminine and...

Our Lord’s Baptism and Our Lady

And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’ (Lk. 3:22). ⧾ Today’s Feast of the...

Pope Damasus: The Faith, the Bible and the Mass of All Time

We owe quite a lot to Pope Saint Damasus (305 - 384), who oversaw the universal Church during the tumultuous era of the lingering...

Anthony of Padua…or Lisbon

Saint Anthony of Padua is usually named historically after the city-state in northeastern Italy where he died after his brief but full life at...

Eugène de Mazenod’s Oblation

Fittingly, in this month of Mary, we celebrate on this May 21st Saint Eugène de Mazenod (+1861), the 19th century founder of the Missionaries...

Saint Louis de Montfort’s Devotion and Consecration

We recently celebrated the feast day of one of the most devout and followers of the Virgin Mary ever in the history of Mariology,...

Mater Dolorosa, Mother of Sorrows

A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows to all, a feast begun in the year 1233 - in the youth of that greatest...