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...

Saint Jean Vianney, a Priest for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the quiet passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest,...

Saints Eusebius and Eymard

The Church commemorates two pastors today, separated by a millennium and a half: The fourth-century Eusebius of Vercelli (+371), the first bishop we know...