Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin: Martyr of Silence

Bd. Marie-Anne Blondin (+1890), whose optional memorial falls today in our fair Dominion, the day of her birth in 1809, five decades before Canada...

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...

Saint Leopold Mandić: a living icon of the Good Samaritan

Friday, May 12th, we Franciscan Capuchins celebrate with great joy the feast of our Capuchin confrere St Leopold Mandić. Who was this great man...

Saint Stanislaus Papczynski: Undisclosed  Face of Greatness

What makes a great priest?  On May 18, as the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the birthday and liturgical memorial of...

Saint Columbkille, the Irish Apostle to Scotland

If you will forgive a little parochialism, today is the feast of Saint Columbkille (521-597), also called Columba, who is not celebrated in the...

Pope Benedict and Saint Cyril of Alexandria

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 3 October 2007 Saint Cyril of Alexandria Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today too, continuing our journey following the traces left by the...

Thomas, Apostle – Now I’m A Believer

Saint Thomas, the Apostle, is called 'Didymus', the 'twin', perhaps, as some surmised, because he looked a lot like Christ. Whether that be true,...

Blessed Ignatius Falzon: A Passion for the Gospel and for Malta

A man of great passion for preaching the Gospel and the teaching of the Catholic faith These were the words which Pope Saint John Paul...

Saints Elizabeth of Portugal and Antoine Daniel

On this day we honour Elizabeth of Portugal (+1336), who lived in the turbulent time at the dawn of the fourteenth century. She was...

Saint Anthony Zaccaria

Saint Anthony Zaccaria (+1539), from noble lineage in late-renaissance Italy, was born in Rome in 1502, on the cusp of the Protestant revolt against the...