A Brief History of Devotion to the Sacred Heart and Prayer for Priests

A blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to all our readers, a feast which has its origins in the early Middle Ages,...

Pope Benedict and Saint Boniface

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 11 March 2009 Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germans Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, we shall reflect on a great eighth-century...

Saint Charles Lwanga and Companion Martyrs

If the Church seems moribund in North America, there is hope in the vast continent of Africa, where there are untold millions of Catholics,...

Pope St John Paul II and the Eucharist

One of the great Popes in the Church’s history, Pope St John Paul II, was a eucharistic Pope. In his wonderful magisterial teaching as...

Justin, the Martyr Philosopher

Saint Justin (+165) who is called the 'martyr', was born around the time the last Apostle, John, departed this life for heaven. Justin was...

Sainte Jeanne d’Arc, the Mighty Maid of Orleans

My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden:...

Finding Sanctity in a Controversial Papacy: Paul VI

Today is the optional memorial of Pope Saint Paul VI, celebrated on the day of his ordination in 1920. Paul VI's own birth name...

Saint Bernard of Montjoux, or Menthon

The iconic Saint Bernard dogs take their name from today's saint, Saint Bernard of Menthon - also known as of Montjoux - an 11th...

Canterbury’s Augustine, Who Made England Catholic

There are two Saints Augustine - the bishop of Hippo, and author of the Confessions and numerous other theological masterpieces, and, today's saint, Augustine,...

Philip Neri and No Sad Saints

We celebrate today - even if in muted terms on this Sunday devoted to the Most Holy Trinity - one of the most joyful...