Albert, the Great, Theologian and Scientist

Saint Albert (1200-1280), whose life spans what William Walsh called the 'greatest of centuries' was given the title 'the Great', even before his death....
Pope St. John Paul II

Pope John Paul II’s Last Sermon on the Immaculate Conception

HOLY MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DOGMA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Solemnity of...

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...

The Fire of Vincent Ferrer

Saint Vincent Ferrer (+1419), whose commemoration is April 5th, was a fiery, intense, highly intelligent Dominican missionary, who travelled the length and breadth of...

Saint Paschal Baylon’s Humility and Joy

The life of Paschal Baylon (1540 - 1592) has much in common with that of his fellow Franciscan, Joseph of Cupertino (+1633). They were...

The Protomartyrs of Rome

The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church - Tertullian (+240 A.D.) The first, or proto-, martyrs of the Church of Rome commemorate...

Pope Benedict on Saint Benedict

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 9 April 2008 Saint Benedict of Norcia Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to speak about Benedict, the Founder of...

Eusebius, the anti-Arian Model Bishop

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I invite you to reflect on St Eusebius of Vercelli, the first Bishop of Northern Italy...

Our Lady’s Assumption

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of...

Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Radical Reformer

We would be remiss if we did not at least remark on this day on the great Saint Joseph Calasanz (+1648), a zealous priest,...