Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto – The Youngest of Saints

On this day in 1920, February 20th, the 'Spanish' influenza took the life of nine-year old Jacinta Marto, as she lay alone in a...

The Servite Saints of the Virgin Mary

The Seven Founders of the Servite Order commemorate the group of cloth merchants who in 1233 left everything to follow Christ, with a special...

The Seven Founders of the Servite Order

On February 17th, we celebrate the liturgical memorial of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order, whose story goes back to the thirteen century. In...

Cyril and Methodius: Brothers and Missionaries of the Slavs

The 14th of February of every year marks the great feast of the two brothers which history dubs as the “Apostles of the Slavs”,...

Saints Cyril and Methodius, and, yes, Valentine

Today in the universal calendar we celebrate the ninth-century monks and missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe, who translated the Liturgy into...

The Hidden Life of Blessed Leopold of Alpandeire

On February 12th, the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Leopold of Alpandeire. Who was Blessed Leopold? From where does he come from? What...

The Salvific Message of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the few 'visions' of the Virgin Mary to be placed in the public Liturgical calendar of the...

The Last Visit of Scholastica and Benedict

Saint Scholastica (+543) was the sister - some sources say the twin - of Saint Benedict. Like her brother, she forsook everything to follow...

The Hope and Forgiveness of Josephine Bakhita

On this day in 1947, February 8th, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869 - she...

Fishers of Men: Paul Miki and Companions

Today, 6 February, is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and his (twenty-five) companions who were tortured and executed in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597....