Le Temoinage des Carmelites de Compiègne

It was on this day in a Parisian summer in 1794 that sixteen female members of the Carmelite Order, located at Compiègne – one...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Around this time of year in the Office of Readings, or Lauds, we follow the travails of the prophet Elijah from the Book of...

The Seraphic Doctor: Saint Bonaventure

Some of the 'Doctors of the Church' have epithets, and Saint Bonaventure, whom we celebrate today, is the 'seraphic', perhaps for his transcendent teaching;...

The Camillian Ideal

The feast of St Camillus de Lellis remains a very intriguing story which keeps speaking to us, even after four hundred years. Born on May...

Saint Camillus de Lellis: Giving all For Christ

A true saint for our times is the one we celebrate today - Camillus de Lellis (+1614) (we will follow the Canadian calendar, and...

Saint Henry’s Heavenly Rule

We need more leaders such as Saint Henry (+1024) Emperor of the Romans and King of the Italians, the last of the 'Ottonian' line...

Louis and Zelie Martin’s Ecclesia Domestica

July 12th is the day chosen as the feast of the parents of the 'Little Flower' as Louis and Zelie Martin are often known,...

William, Mary, and Plunkett, the Last Martyr of the Protestants

July the 12th is ‘Orange’ Day, celebrated still with a particular fervour in Northern Ireland, commemorating the defeat of the Catholic Stuart King James...

St Veronica Giuliani: Christ’s Stigmatic Bride

Last Saturday, the ninth of July, the universal Church celebrated the feast of the great and most humble Capuchin Poor Clares nun, abbot, mystic...

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...