Pontian, Hippolytus, Pope and Anti-Pope, Saints Together

An anti-Pope is someone who thinks he's the Pope - or at least who claims to be the Pope - when in reality he...

Saint Clare of Assisi

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Hall Wednesday, 15 September 2010 Saint Clare of Assisi Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the best loved Saints is without a doubt St...

Jane Frances de Chantal and her Visitation

Jane Frances Fremiot (+1641) was a beautiful, refined young woman from Burgundy, betrothed to the handsome Baron de Chantal at 21 years old -...

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a Mystic for our Times

We celebrate the feast day of St Teresa Benedict of the Cross on August 9th, and we may ask, who was this great woman...

Pope Benedict’s Pastoral Visit to Saint Lawrence’s Basilica Fuori le Mura

PASTORAL VISIT TO THE BASILICA OF SAINT LAWRENCE OUTSIDE THE WALLS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 1750th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF THE HOLY DEACON HOMILY OF HIS...

The Divine Comedy of Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence (+258) lives on in legend, a Spaniard from Valencia, chosen in the very bloom of his early maturity by the intelligent and...

Edith Stein’s Cross and Witness

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy - understanding...

Pope Benedict and Saint Dominic

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 3 February 2010   Saint Dominic Guzmán Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week I presented the luminous figure of Francis of Assisi;...

Saint Dominic’s Battle for Truth

Saint Dominic (+1221) was one of those souls destined from birth to do great things - as, we may suppose, all saints are in...

Our Lady of the Snows: Santa Maria Maggiore

On August 5th, we celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the highest church in the hierarchy of churches dedicated to...