A Hundred Years Ago: Pius XI’s Letter on Saint Francis de Sales

(One hundred years ago, on the 26th of January, 1923, Pope Pius XI promulgated an encyclical on Saint Francis de Sales on the 300th...

Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto – The Youngest, but not the Least, in the...

On this day in 1920, February 20th, the 'Spanish' influenza took the life of nine-year old Jacinta Marto, as she lay alone in a...

Seeking the Lowest Place with Saint Martin de Porres

But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend,...

Gregory the Great, a Pope for All Seasons

One of the great joys of history is reminiscing about the past, giving hope for the present; for history is ‘eschatological’, moving towards a...

The Radical Prodigal, John of God

Saints are by definition ‘extreme’, for they see past the veil of this world, and act as though all that mattered were the next...

Saint Patrick and His Emerald Isle

A very happy Saint Patrick’s Day, to all our readers, and we extend that to all who are of Irish lineage, or those who...

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,...

The Suffering Secretary of the Divine Mercy

October 5th is the feast day of St Faustina Kowalska. This humble Polish nun was appointed by Jesus to be the Secretary of His...

Matthew’s Marvelous Metanoia

Saint Matthew, also known as Levi, presents Christ as the new Moses, leading His people from the darkness and slavery of sin into the...

The Feast of the Stigmata of St Francis: A Sign of Hope

September 17th is the traditional feast of the Stigmata of St Francis, commemorating the event of the saint receiving the wounds of Christ on...