Isidore the Farmer, Rerum Novarum and Tilling the Land

Saint Isidore, or, in his native Spanish, Isidro de Merlo y Quintana, named after the other Saint Isidore, the bishop of Seville (whom we...

The Living Journal of Pope John XXIII

Tuesday 11 October 2021, is the feast day of St John XXIII. This great Pope keeps being remembered in Church’s history as the one...

Saint Leopold Mandić, Croatian Hero of the Confessional

On this Tuesday 12 May 2021, we celebrate the feast of St Leopold Mandić OFM Cap. (+1942). Who was this great and humble saint...

Saint John Eudes: Giving Our All

A contemporary of his fellow Frenchman Descartes, Saint John Eudes (+1680) was of quite a different mind and spirit. Rather that meditate on whether...

Nereus, Achilleus, and Pancras: Choosing Whither We Go

Today we commemorate the early martyrs Nereus and Achilleus, eunuchs and chamberlains of the court, and eventual converts to Christianity, put to death under...

The Late, Great, Saint Augustine

On August 28th, we celebrate with great joy the feast day of St Augustine of Hippo, the great doctor of the Church. This fourth and...

Elizabeth of Hungary

The saint today, the patroness of Hungary (+1320), and the niece of Saint Hedwig of Silesia, (+1243) belongs to the '24' club - saints...

Joseph, the Very Type of the ‘Just Man’

“And her husband Joseph, being a just man…” How many times have we as Catholics heard these words of Scripture and experienced the meaning...

Saint Vincent de Paul’s Simplicity and Clarity

The life of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660)  - he always signed his name 'Depaul', perhaps so people would not think him...

Saint Luke: Passionate Narrator of God’s Infinite Mercy

Today, Monday October 18, 2021, is the feast day of St Luke, the Evangelist and the author of the Book of Acts. It is interesting...