Cyril and Methodius: Brothers and Missionaries of the Slavs

The 14th of February of every year marks the great feast of the two brothers which history dubs as the “Apostles of the Slavs”,...

Saints Cyril and Methodius, and, yes, Valentine

Today in the universal calendar we celebrate the ninth-century monks and missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe, who translated the Liturgy into...

The Salvific Message of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the few 'visions' of the Virgin Mary to be placed in the public Liturgical calendar of the...

Fishers of Men: Paul Miki and Companions

Today, 6 February, is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and his (twenty-five) companions who were tortured and executed in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597....

Pope Benedict and Saint Thomas

Pope Benedict XVI, in his series on great figures in the Church's history, dedicated no less than three addresses to the life and thought...

From Saul to Paul By Way of Damascus

Who was this Paul that we are celebrating his transformative meeting with the Risen Christ which left its indelible imprint in his life? When...

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...

Why Was Saint Anthony Great?  

Saint Anthony of Egypt or, as he is simply known in the history of monasticism, Anthony the Great, was born in Coma in Lower...

The Mysticism of Gregory of Nyssa

I'm a bit late on this, but just discovered that this is the memorial of Saint Gregory of Nyssa, even if not in the...

Our Lord’s Baptism and Our Lady

And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased’ (Lk. 3:22). ⧾ Today’s Feast of the...