Saint Lawrence O’Toole and His Irish Heart

November 14th marks the memorial of Saint Lawrence O’Toole, Lorcán Ua Tuathail in the original Irish (1128 - 1180) was an Irish monk, abbot...

Padre Pio and the Story of a Vocation

This Thursday 23 September is the liturgical feast day of St Pio of Pietrelcina. It was also twenty eight years ago that Jesus, through Padre...

Angels Guardian

This memorial of the Guardian Angels goes back to the year 1500, the very dawn of the Protestant ‘Reformation’, seventeen years before Luther would...

Naming the Apostles

We encounter the name of Jude in the Book of Acts. The evangelists Matthew and Mark name him as Thaddeus. In his catechesis on...

The 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...

Saint Francis Anthony Fasani: A Man Transformed in the Transfigured Christ

It was the year 1681, precisely at Lucera in Apulia, wherein Francis Anthony was born on this day of November 27th. His father was...

Saint Camillus de Lellis: Giving all For Christ

A true saint for our times is the one we celebrate today - Camillus de Lellis (+1614) (we will follow the Canadian calendar, and...

Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine, Foundress of Canada

We have celebrated a number of 'Catherines' of late in our liturgical calendar, two of them Canadian: Kateri Tekakwitha on April 17th, the native...

The True Saint Augustine

St. Augustine’s legacy has fared so well not just because of his personal holiness and scholarly genius, but also because of the great ease...

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...