Saint Teresa’s Dark Night

September 5th is the feast of St Teresa of Calcutta, this year on a Sunday, but a few words may be in order, as...

Blessed Apollinaire Morel of Posat

Jean-Jacques Morel was born in a village in the proximity of Fribourg in Switzerland on June 12, 1739. He came into the world after...

Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster OSB (1880-1954): A Pastor Whose Heart Burned with Christ’s Love

On August 30th, as a Church we joyfully celebrate the liturgical memorial of a great but largely unknown pastor of the Church, Blessed Alfredo...

The Late, Great, Saint Augustine

On August 28th, we celebrate with great joy the feast day of St Augustine of Hippo, the great doctor of the Church. This fourth and...

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 True Saint Augustine

St. Augustine’s legacy has fared so well not just because of his personal holiness and scholarly genius, but also because of the great ease...

Pius’ Salutary and Courageous Reform

Saint Pius X (+1914) was the first of peasant to be elected Pope in centuries, the bishops of Rome all being chosen from the...

Saint Bernard, Contemplatio in Actio

Today, the 20th of August, the universal Church celebrates “the man of the twelfth century”, St Bernard of Clairvaux. Born in 1090 in Fontaines, France,...

Saint Roch Against the Plague

August 16th, besides the public memorial of King Stephen of Hungary, is also the feast of a very popular mediaeval Saint, Roch of Montpellier,...

John Paul II at Auschwitz: Lessons of Kolbe

APOSTOLIC PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND HOLY MASS AT THE CONCENTRATION CAMP HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II Auschwitz-Bierkenau, 7 June 1979   1. "This is the victory that overcomes...