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...

Saint Francois de Laval and the Renewal of Canada

'Tis difficult to believe that Quebec was once a a bastion of the Faith, incarnating in an almost unique way the harmony between Church...

Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis

There is a trio of Canadian Saints in this week: Saint Marie of the Incarnation, on the last day of April; Saint Francois de...

Philip’s Questions and James’ Letter

Philip and James, Apostles, have been celebrated together on this day in May since the revision of the calendar in 1969. (They were originally...

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,...

Saints Chanel, Montfort and Wojtyla

On this joyful Eastertide day, we celebrate a double memorial: Saint Peter Chanel (+1841) who evangelized the island of Futuna in the South Pacific...