Jane Frances de Chantal and her Visitation

Jane Frances Fremiot (+1641) was a beautiful, refined young woman from Burgundy, betrothed to the handsome Baron de Chantal at 21 years old -...

Saint Clare of Assisi

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Hall Wednesday, 15 September 2010 Saint Clare of Assisi Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the best loved Saints is without a doubt St...

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...

Edith Stein’s Cross

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy - understanding...

The Great Dominican Dream

August 8th is the feast of St Dominic Guzman, founder of the Dominican Order. This year St Dominic’s feast is special because we are...

Dominic and the Dogs of (Spiritual) War

(As Father Attard reminds us, this is the 8th centenary of the death of the great Saint Dominic, entering heaven on August 6th, 1221,...

Pope Sixtus and Companions, Martyrs To the End

Historians count ten traditional persecutions of Christians in the early Church – from the first, under Nero, beginning in 63 A.D. through a series...

Our Lady of the Snows: Santa Maria Maggiore

On August 5th, we celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the highest church in the hierarchy of churches dedicated to...

The Guardian of Notre Dame du Cap

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, O.F.M. (1838 - 1916) was a member of the Friars Minor in France, hailing from the northern-easternmost tip of that country,...

God’s Shining Holiness in a Humble Priest

Wednesday 4 August 2021 is a special day for both shepherds and the flock - the feast of the holy Curé of Ars St...