Pope Benedict and Saint Ignatius of Antioch

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 14 March 2007 Saint Ignatius of Antioch Dear Brothers and Sisters, As we already did last Wednesday, we are speaking about the...

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, God’s Ground Wheat

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (+107) joyfully ‘went to the lions’, as the saying goes, meeting his martyrdom in the arena of the Coliseum in...

A Day of Four Saints

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), the first Canadian-born saint -...

Pope Benedict and Saint Teresa of Jesus

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Saint Teresa of Avila Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the course of the Catecheses that I have chosen...

Callixtus and Hippolytus in Sardinia

This is the memorial of Saints Callixtus, (+222-223) (also spelled Callistus) a reformed slave who seems to have lived a rather dissolute and rebellious...

Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun

This 13th day of October marks the anniversary final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in the fateful year of 1917, to the three...

Our Lady of the Pillar

This Marian commemoration dates back to very early in the Church's history. In fact, it is the first 'vision' of Our Lady. As the...

Good Pope John and His Council

Today marks the 61st anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, six decades back to those heady days of the early sixties,...

Saint Francis Borgia – Second Founder of the Jesuits

Saint Francis Borgia (1510 - 1572) was a true renaissance man, who lived two lives in one - first, as a married layman, then...

Saint Denis of Paris and Saint John Leonardi of Lucca

Besides the great John Henry Newman, we also commemorate two other saints on this day: Saint Denis, patron of Paris, was the city of lights'...