The Revelations of Our Lady of Fatima

The revelations of Our Lady of Fatima hold a significant place in the minds and heart of Catholics, and indeed many others across the world. It...

Nereus, Achilleus, and Pancras: Choosing Whither We Go

Today we commemorate the early martyrs Nereus and Achilleus, eunuchs and chamberlains of the court, and eventual converts to Christianity, put to death under...

Saint George Preca, Catechist and Apostle of Malta

(We are a bit late, alas, in posting this reflection on Saint George Preca, a home-grown Maltese saint, whose feast was May 9th. But,...

Saint Leopold Mandić, Croatian Hero of the Confessional

On this Tuesday 12 May 2021, we celebrate the feast of St Leopold Mandić OFM Cap. (+1942). Who was this great and humble saint...

Saint John of Avila, Apostle of Andalusia

Today's optional memorial commemorates Saint John of Avila (1499 – 1569), a contemporary of his fellow Spaniards, saints and correspondents, Teresa of Avila, Ignatius...

Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine, Foundress of Canada

We have celebrated a number of 'Catherines' of late in our liturgical calendar, two of them Canadian: Kateri Tekakwitha on April 17th, the native...
Pope St. John Paul II

Beatification of Catherine of Saint Augustine

(What follows is an excerpt from the homily of Pope Saint John Paul II beatifying Mother Catherine of Saint Augustine along with four others...

Saint Francois de Laval and the Renewal of Canada

'Tis difficult to believe that Quebec was once a a bastion of the Faith, incarnating in an almost unique way the harmony between Church...

Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis

There is a trio of Canadian Saints in this week: Saint Marie of the Incarnation, on the last day of April; Saint Francois de...

Philip’s Questions and James’ Letter

Philip and James, Apostles, have been celebrated together on this day in May since the revision of the calendar in 1969. (They were originally...