Teresa’s True Concept of What a Friend We Have in Jesus

On this, the 'ides' of October, the fifteenth, mid-month, we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who,...

Pope Benedict and Teresa of Avila

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Saint Teresa of Avila Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the course of the Catecheses that I have chosen...

Avila’s Teresa

(From our archives, on the great 16th century Carmelite reformer Saint Theresa of Avila, whose sparkling, vivid and very human personality echoes through the...

Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun

On this day of October, the 13th, in 1917, marks the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, to the three seers Jacinta, Francisco...

The Living Journal of Pope John XXIII

Tuesday 11 October 2021, is the feast day of St John XXIII. This great Pope keeps being remembered in Church’s history as the one...

Good Pope John and His Council

Today marks the 59th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, back in those heady days of the early sixties, the future,...

Saint Denis of Paris and Saint John Leonardi of Lucca

Saint Denis, patron of Paris, was the city of lights' first bishop and of France, and one of her greatest lights. He was likely...

Newman the Kindly Prophet

Although he died on August 11th, this is the day the Church has chose to commemorate Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (+1890); for it...

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...

Saint Vincent de Paul: The Apostle of Love

On the 27th of September, we celebrate as a Church the feast of St Vincent de Paul. This great French saint is a living...