Saints Timothy and Titus

A blessed memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, co-workers of Saint Paul, both of them ordained by him into the early episcopacy of the...

Saint Paul’s Metanoia

Metanoia is the original Greek term for 'conversion', which opens the Gospel of Saint Mark: 'Repent and believe in the Gospel!'. Literally, a 'turning...

Saint Paul’s Conversion

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 3 September 2008 Saint Paul (3) St Paul's "Conversion". Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today's Catechesis is dedicated to the experience that Paul...

Pope Pius XI’s Letter on Saint Francis de Sales

(One hundred and one years ago, on the 26th of January, 1923, Pope Pius XI promulgated an encyclical on Saint Francis de Sales on...

Saint Francis de Sales and the Joy of Salvation

It would be ironic if on this feast of the patron saint of writers, as well as this week dedicated to Christian unity, we...

Saint Marianne Cope of Molokai

Many of us have heard of Saint Damien of Molokai, the heroic missionary priest who gave his life working amongst the lepers in Hawaii....

Vincent the Deacon’s Silent Ordeal

Saint Vincent the Deacon (+304), who suffered grievous tortures witnessing to his Catholic faith under the Diocletian persecution (as did yesterday's Saint Agnes) is...

Agnes the Pure and Chaste

'Tis incumbent upon us in these days, so inimical to anything chaste and pure, to remind ourselves of the genius of the feminine and...

Saints Fabian and Sebastian: God’s Holy and Perfect Will

Pope Fabian (+250) was put to death on this day in the persecution of Emperor Decius, for refusing to offer idolatrous sacrifice, and this...

Abbot Anthony’s Narrow Way

Saint Anthony (+356) is commonly called 'the Abbot', or Anthony ‘of Egypt’, where he retreated to the wilderness as a young man to live...