The Guardian of Notre Dame du Cap

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, O.F.M. (1838 - 1916) was a member of the Friars Minor in France, hailing from the northern-easternmost tip of that country,...

God’s Shining Holiness in a Humble Priest

Wednesday 4 August 2021 is a special day for both shepherds and the flock - the feast of the holy Curé of Ars St...

The Saint Whose Speech Was Golden

On Monday 26 July 2021 I had the grace of visiting Ravenna, once the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, from 402 till...

Saints Joachim and Anne: Grandparents of Jesus

(From our archives:) Let us sing praises to Joachim and Anna, The couple honoured by God (as they are His kinsmen) They have borne for us the...

Benedict and Bridget

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 27 October 2010   Saint Bridget of Sweden Dear Brothers and Sisters, On the eve of the Great Jubilee in anticipation of the...

Romuald’s Eremetical Reform

Saint Romuald (+June 19, 1025/27) was a tenth-century monk, who founded the strict Camaldolese Order, named after the benefactor, Maldoli. Impressed by the saint's...

Saint Anthony of Padua’s Enduring Popularity

On Sunday 13 2021 the universal Church, and particularly, the Franciscan Order, celebrate with great joy the feast of St Anthony of Padua. In the...

The Joy of Felix of Catalice – Brother ‘Deo Gratias’

Today, Tuesday 18 May 2021, is the feast of the Capuchin lay brother St Felix of Cantalice (+1587). Certainly Brother Felix has been foundational...

Dymphna’s Sanity

The story of Saint Dymphna (7th century), steeped in legend, is not one, perhaps, that parents would feel comfortable telling their children. Dymphna was...

Saint George Preca, Catechist and Apostle of Malta

(We are a bit late, alas, in posting this reflection on Saint George Preca, a home-grown Maltese saint, whose feast was May 9th. But,...