Saint Paulinus of Nola

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 12 December 2007 Saint Paulinus of Nola Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Father of the Church to whom we turn our...

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Bent Iron, and Summer’s Solstice

On this 21st day of June, we remember Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (+ 1591), a Jesuit scholastic who died at what we might consider the...

Saint Joseph’s Perpetual Virginity and the Apocrypha

Some time ago a good friend of mine asked me to write an article touching on the Perpetual Virginity of Saint Joseph and concerning...

Romuald’s Eremetical Reform

Saint Romuald (+June 19, 1025/27) was a tenth-century monk, founder of the strict Camaldolese Order, named after their primary benefactor, Maldoli, who, impressed by...

Saint Gregory Barbarigo

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Ephraim’s Mission of Beauty

(We missed Saint Ephraim on his post-1969 feast of June 9th, so here are a few words on the great Syrian mystic on his...

Alicja Lenczewska: Life of a Sinner and Mystic

Of three remarkable women, all Polish and devout Catholics, the most renowned mystic among them is undoubtedly Saint Faustina Kowalska, whose diary is deemed...

Saint Germaine Cousin – A True Cinderella

Not many Catholics know of Germaine Cousin (+1601) today, which is likely how the saint would have liked it, for she lived an obscure,...

Saint Anthony of Padua…or Lisbon

Saint Anthony of Padua is usually named historically after the city-state in northeastern Italy where he died after his brief but full life at...

Saint Barnabas and Keeping up the Good Fight

It is fitting that we celebrate the Apostle Barnabas, the ‘son of consolation’, or the ‘son of encouragement’, in this season of the Holy...