Saint Robert Bellarmine’s Clarity of Mind and Soul

In the midst of the theological and cultural confusion in which our Church is mired, we could use a few more men with the...

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, Shepherds for Christ and Martyrs for His Truth

Saint Cornelius was Pope for a scant two years in the middle of the third century, elected in 251 and put to death in...

Mater Dolorosa, Mother of Sorrows

A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows to all, a feast begun in the 1233 - in the youth of that greatest of...

The Man with the Golden Mouth

Saint John Chrysostom (+407) was a model bishop, a doctor of the Church, an ascetic and contemplative monk who wanted only to retreat from...

Claver’s Fidelity

Saint Peter Claver (+Sept. 8, 1654) was a Jesuit priest in the first missionary fervour of Ignatius' nascent Society, a native of Spain, but...

Our Lady’s Nativity

A blessed and joyful birthday to Mary, a feast that has been celebrated since at least the sixth century in Syria, in the wake...

Saint Teresa’s Dark Night

September 5th is the feast of St Teresa of Calcutta, this year on a Sunday, but a few words may be in order, as...

Teresa of Calcutta’s Mission to the Poorest of the Poor

As universities gear up to receive students, or perhaps not, as the covidian case may be, depending on your 'vaxx status', we should leave...

Dina Belanger’s Unrelenting Quest for Perfection

Blessed Dina Belanger is a home-grown Canadian saint - see our words on the martyr Andre Grasset from September 2nd - whom we commemorate...

Gregory, a Pope for All Seasons

One of the great joys of history is reminiscing about the past, giving hope for the present; for history is ‘eschatological’, moving towards a...