Isidore the Farmer, Rerum Novarum and Tilling the Land

Saint Isidore, or, in his native Spanish, Isidro de Merlo y Quintana, named after the other Saint Isidore, the bishop of Seville (whom we...

Saint George Preca, Catechist and Apostle of Malta

(We are a bit late, alas, in posting this reflection on Saint George Preca, a home-grown Maltese saint, whose feast was May 9th. But,...

Saint Leopold Mandić, Croatian Hero of the Confessional

On this Tuesday 12 May 2021, we celebrate the feast of St Leopold Mandić OFM Cap. (+1942). Who was this great and humble saint...

Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine, Foundress of Canada

We have celebrated a number of 'Catherines' of late in our liturgical calendar, two of them Canadian: Kateri Tekakwitha on April 17th, the native...
Pope St. John Paul II

Beatification of Catherine of Saint Augustine

(What follows is an excerpt from the homily of Pope Saint John Paul II beatifying Mother Catherine of Saint Augustine along with four others...

Work Made Light in Saint Joseph

In the waning years of the 19th century, before the war to end all wars, and the subsequent instantiation of what is called 'real...

Saint Joseph, the Model for Every Worker

On this Saturday, the First of May 2021, we celebrate the feast of St Joseph the Worker. This feast has a recent history. In fact,...

John, the Beloved

On this third day of Christmas, we not only get three french hens, but, far better, we get to celebrate the beloved Apostle, Saint...