Blessed Maria Maddalena Martinengo, a Great Imitator of the Humble and Poor Christ

On July 27th the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Maria Maddalena Martinengo. The Northern Italian Capuchin nun teaches us how to love Christ...

Pope Benedict and Saint James the Greater

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 21 June 2006 James, the Greater Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are continuing the series of portraits of the Apostles chosen directly by Jesus...

Benedict and Bridget

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 27 October 2010   Saint Bridget of Sweden Dear Brothers and Sisters, On the eve of the Great Jubilee in anticipation of the...

Sweden’s Charitable Bibliophile Bridget

Long before Sweden was known for ABBA and IKEA  – two exports not to everyone’s taste, even if billion-dollar brands – along with a...

St Lawrence of Brindisi, Staunch Defender of the True Catholic Faith

Today, Thursday 21 July 2022, the entire Catholic communion together with the Capuchin Order, joyfully commemorates St Lawrence of Brindisi. We can easily apply...

Pope Benedict and Mary of Magdala

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS Castel Gandolfo Sunday, 22 July 2012   Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Word of God this Sunday presents us once again with a fundamental, ever fascinating theme...

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi’s Brilliance

Saint Lorenza (Lawrence) da Brindisi - Capuchin priest and Doctor of the Church - was born Giulio Cesare Russo on July 22, 1559 to Guglielmo...

The Camillian Ideal

The feast of St Camillus de Lellis remains a very intriguing story which keeps speaking to us, even after four hundred years. Born on May...

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...

A Brief History of Devotion to the Sacred Heart and Prayer for Priests

A blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to all our readers, a feast which has its origins in the early Middle Ages,...