Saints Cosmas and Damian

Cosmas and Damian, according to our tradition, were twin brothers, both Syrian physicians and converts to Christianity, who dedicated themselves wholly to their noble...

The Incomparable Courage of the Canadian Martyrs

We are living in dissociated times – and by that I mean that we have become unhinged from our moral law, our customs, our...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday: Lazarus and Helping the Poor

As for you, man of God; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness (1 Tim. 6:11). The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is...

Blessed Émilie Tavernier   

For an official biography of today's home-grown Canadian saint, the youngest of fifteen children - yes, large families are quite conducive to holiness, if...

Homily of Pope John Paul II on Padre Pio’s Canonization

CANONIZATION OF ST PIO OF PIETRELCINA, CAPUCHIN PRIEST HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 16 June 2002 1. "For my yoke is easy and my burden light"...

The Miraculous Friar, Pio of Pietrelcina

While we're on the topic of signs, the life of today's saint, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, was filled with them. His long life as...

Saint Ignazio da Santhià, A Wise Companion for Holiness

September 22nd is the feast day of Saint Ignazio da Santhià. Who was this Capuchin saint? Ignazio Bevisotti was born in Santhià (Vercelli) on 5...

Matthew’s Marvelous Metanoia

Saint Matthew, also known as Levi, presents Christ as the new Moses, leading His people from the darkness and slavery of sin into the...

Pope Benedict and Saint Matthew

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Matthew Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing the series of portraits of the Twelve Apostles that we began a...

Korea’s Martyrs, North and South

Today is the feast of the countless martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, who was eventually tortured...