Bruno’s Great Silence

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

St Faustina: A Model for our Path to Sanctity

The feast of St Faustina, celebrated on Wednesday 5 October 2022, brings to my mind the great need of letting the Lord make us...

Fortunate Faustina and the Divine Mercy

Today we celebrate one of the newest of saints in the liturgical calendar, placed therein only a couple of years ago. Hence, this October...

Pope Benedict and Saint Francis, Il Poverello

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 27 January 2010 Saint Francis of Assisi Dear Brothers and Sisters, In a recent Catechesis, I illustrated the providential...

Saint Francis: The Poor and Radical Man

There are as many ways to follow Christ as there are humans beings, even if many seem not to avail themselves of the grace...

Dear Angels Guardian

This memorial of the Guardian Angels - this year trumped by the Sunday, but it's still good to make a mention - goes back...

Thérèse of Lisieux of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, also known after the place...

Story of a Soul

October first is the liturgical memorial of St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, as she is commonly known, her fame spread...

Jerome’s Holy Vulgarity

All saints change history, often in ways that are mysterious and opaque, but at times more obviously so. Such is Saint Jerome (347 -...

The Holy Archangels and Spiritual Warfare

A blessed feast of the Archangels to all our readers. Father Scott’s article on the Saint Michael prayer points out that this used to...