Saint Leopold Mandić, Croatian Hero of the Confessional

On this Tuesday 12 May 2021, we celebrate the feast of St Leopold Mandić OFM Cap. (+1942). Who was this great and humble saint...

Saints Joachim and Anne: Grandparents of Jesus

(From our archives:) Let us sing praises to Joachim and Anna, The couple honoured by God (as they are His kinsmen) They have borne for us the...

Augustine’s Pilgrimage to Truth

A blessed feast of the great Saint Augustine (354-430), bishop and doctor of the Church, and one of the greatest theologians in her history,...

Eugène’s Offering

Fittingly, in this month of Mary, we celebrate on this May 21st Saint Eugène de Mazenod (+1861), the 19th century founder of the Missionaries...

Edith Stein’s Cross

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy - understanding...

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...

Romuald’s Eremetical Reform

Saint Romuald (+June 19, 1025/27) was a tenth-century monk, who founded the strict Camaldolese Order, named after the benefactor, Maldoli. Impressed by the saint's...

Saint John Eudes: Giving Our All

A contemporary of his fellow Frenchman Descartes, Saint John Eudes (+1680) was of quite a different mind and spirit. Rather that meditate on whether...

The Revelations of Our Lady of Fatima

The revelations of Our Lady of Fatima hold a significant place in the minds and heart of Catholics, and indeed many others across the world. It...

Our Lady of the Snows: Santa Maria Maggiore

On August 5th, we celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the highest church in the hierarchy of churches dedicated to...