The Seven Founders of the Servite Order

On February 17th, we celebrate the liturgical memorial of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order, whose story goes back to the thirteen century. In...

St Veronica Giuliani: Christ’s Stigmatic Bride

Last Saturday, the ninth of July, the universal Church celebrated the feast of the great and most humble Capuchin Poor Clares nun, abbot, mystic...
Pope St. John Paul II

Homily of Pope John Paul II on Padre Pio’s Canonization

CANONIZATION OF ST PIO OF PIETRELCINA, CAPUCHIN PRIEST HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 16 June 2002 1. "For my yoke is easy and my burden light"...

Mother Cabrini’s Legacy

In the United States, November 13th is the memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, or 'Mother Cabrini' (1850 - 1917) as she came to...

Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica last week -...

Joseph, the Very Type of the ‘Just Man’

“And her husband Joseph, being a just man…” How many times have we as Catholics heard these words of Scripture and experienced the meaning...

Anthony Mary Claret, On Fire for God

Anthony Mary Claret died on this day, October 24th, 1870, after a long, full and adventurous life, demonstrating how much one man can do...

Benedict and Philip the Apostle

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 September 2006 Philip the Apostle Dear Brothers and Sisters, While we continue to outline the features of the various Apostles, as...

The Hidden Life of Blessed Leopold of Alpandeire

On February 12th, the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Leopold of Alpandeire. Who was Blessed Leopold? From where does he come from? What...

Saint Sylvester, the Last Saint of the Year

On this last day of the calendar year, we celebrate in muted tones the mysterious and shadowy Pope Saint Sylvester I, who reigned from...