Saint Gregory Narek, Mystic, Monk and Doctor

The Armenian monk Gregory Narek (Grigor Narekatsi), whose life spanned the border between the 10th and 11th centuries (ca. 950 - 1003), was enrolled...

Saint Polycarp’s – Baked Bread and Boldness

The Church has had martyrs since her earliest days, and will have them unto the end of time.  One of the first in the...

Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto – The Youngest, but not the Least, in the...

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...

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 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...

Saint Jerome Emiliani’s Journey to Heaven

Today, with Saint Josephine Bakhita, we also celebrate Saint Jerome Emiliani (+1537), who ran away from his home in Venice at the age of...

The Unfathomable 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...

Paul Miki and Companion Martyrs of Japan

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....