Saint Joseph, the Model for Every Worker

On this Saturday, the First of May 2021, we celebrate the feast of St Joseph the Worker. This feast has a recent history. In fact,...

Pope Benedict and Saint Boniface

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 11 March 2009 Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germans Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, we shall reflect on a great eighth-century...

St John Marie Vianney, Our Life’s Companion

Recently, as I was reading, I came across a very intriguing quote by Robert Lee Fulghum, who said: The solution to alone-ness is not...

The Baptist and Losing One’s Head

The celebration of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist - after all, it was his expeditious entrance into heaven - is sort of...

Saint Bernard of Montjoux, or Menthon

The iconic Saint Bernard dogs take their name from today's saint, Saint Bernard of Menthon - also known as of Montjoux - an 11th...

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys: What Canada Was, and May Be Again

On this January 12th here in Canada we celebrate Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), founder of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, and the first official school...

The Formidable Forgiveness of Josephine Bakhita

On this day in 1947, February 8th, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869 - she...

The Tremendous Work of Clement Mary Hofbauer

The tumultuous life of Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer (1751 - 1820) proves what the devil once admitted to the Cure d'Ars, that if there...

Simon, Jude and Desperate Causes

All of the Apostles have a feast day, and, on this day at the end of October - the same day that Emperor Constantine...

Saint Catherine of Genoa, the Holy Souls, and True Reform

(On this commemoration of All Souls, beginning this month dedicated to all the faithful departed, here is a meditation on the great Saint Catherine...