Saint Januarius’ Blood

Saint Januarius was bishop of Benevuento, in the south-west of Italy, about whom a number of legends are told - that he survived unscathed...

Pope Benedict and Saint Matthew

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Matthew Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing the series of portraits of the Twelve Apostles that we began a...

Saint Ignazio da Santhià, A Wise Companion for Holiness

September 22nd is the feast day of Saint Ignazio da Santhià. Who was this Capuchin saint? Ignazio Bevisotti was born in Santhià (Vercelli) on 5...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday: Lazarus and Helping the Poor

As for you, man of God; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness (1 Tim. 6:11). The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is...

Saints Cosmas and Damian

(Here in Canada, we celebrate these martyr saints today, normally commemorated on September 26th, due to the feast of the Canadian Martyrs tomorrow). Cosmas and...

St Faustina: A Model for our Path to Sanctity

The feast of St Faustina, celebrated on Wednesday 5 October 2022, brings to my mind the great need of letting the Lord make us...

The Holy Rosary, the Hope of Lepanto, of Europe, of the World…

Today we celebrate Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, a feast instituted by Pope Saint Pius V in commemoration of the great victory...

Saint Serafino da Montegranaro

In the Little Flowers of St Francis, which is a florilegium in 53 short chapters which in it we find contained the life of St...

Ignatius Ground to Wheat, While Canada Grows its Pot

(This being not only the memorial of the one of the Church's earliest post-Apostolic martyrs, the great Ignatius, who may have known the Apostle...

Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko

On this October 19th we commemorate the Polish priest and martyr, Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, murdered by communist agents on this day in 1984, for...