The Black Madonna: Our Lady of Częstochowa

This feast of the 'Queen of Poland' is a national holiday in that great nation, with thousands of pilgrims flocking to her shrine at Jazna...

Good King Louis, Ruling by Truth

The indomitable Cardinal Sarah exhorted in an an article in CWR, to French scouts, on pilgrimage to Vezelay in France, that they should emulate...

Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Radical Reformer

We would be remiss if we did not at least remark on this day on the great Saint Joseph Calasanz (+1648), a zealous priest,...

The Enigmatic and Ecstatic Life of Rose of Lima

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

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...

Saint Bernard, Contemplatio in Actio

Today, the 20th of August, the universal Church celebrates “the man of the twelfth century”, St Bernard of Clairvaux. Born in 1090 in Fontaines, France,...

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux: The Mellifluous Doctor

GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 21 October 2009 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to talk about St Bernard of Clairvaux, called...

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...

Saint Roch Against the Plague

August 16th, besides the public memorial of King Stephen of Hungary, is also the feast of a very popular mediaeval Saint, Roch of Montpellier,...

The First King of Hungary

Hungary is much in the news of late, with current leader Viktor Orban standing against the tsunami of insanity washing over the rest of...