Saints Margaret of Scotland and Gertrude of Germany

Beautiful and demure Margaret of Scotland (+1093) was the devoted wife of Malcom III, King of the nation to which she fled as a...

St Joseph Moscati, Holy Physician of the Poor  

(We need examples and intercessors of saintly physicians, and here is a re-post of the life of one of the greats, Saint Joseph Moscati....

Albert, the Great Theologian and Scientist

Saint Albert (1200-1280), whose life spans what William Walsh called the 'greatest of centuries' was given the title 'the Great', even before his death....

Sanctus Albertus Magnus

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 24 March 2010 Saint Albert the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the great masters of medieval theology is...

Saint Lawrence O’Toole and His Irish Heart

November 14th marks the memorial of Saint Lawrence O’Toole (1125 - 1180), Lorcán Ua Tuathail in the original Gaelic. Lawrence was an Irish monk,...

Saint Josaphat, Martyr for Unity

Our Lord seems to have been speaking of our modern crisis when he warns that scandals are sure to come, and woe to him...

Angelus, 2007: Saint Martin of Tours

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS St Peter's Square Sunday, 11 November 2007 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, 11 November, the Church remembers St Martin, Bishop of Tours, one of the most...

Remembering Our Soldiers, and Saint Martin, Their Patron

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada as well as Britain and the rest of her dominions and territories, called Veterans' Day down south, commemorating...

Pope Benedict on Pope Leo

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 5 March 2008 Saint Leo the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our journey through the Fathers of the Church, true...

Pope Saint Leo, the First of the Greats

Pope Saint Leo, the first pontiff to earn the title 'the Great', reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was...