Saint Marianne Cope of Molokai

Many of us have heard of Saint Damien of Molokai, the heroic missionary priest who gave his life working amongst the lepers in Hawaii....

Saints Timothy and Titus

A blessed memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, co-workers of Saint Paul, both of them ordained by him into the early episcopacy of the...

The Singing Martyrs of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion and impaling on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki,...
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Homily at the Mass of Blessed Josephine Bakhita

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO BENIN, UGANDA AND KHARTOUM (SUDAN) EUCHARISTIC CONCELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BLESSED JOSEPHINE BAKHITA HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II Green Square, Khartoum (Sudan) Wednesday, 10 February 1993   "Come...

The Incorrupt Life of Saint Catherine de Ricci

Saint Catherine de Ricci (1522 – 1590) – born Alessandra Lucrezia Romola de' Ricci – was from the same city, Florence, as her contemporary...

Saint John Baptist of the Conception – The Reformer of the Trinitarians

Most of us are familiar with the names John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. They defined the Spanish Golden Age of mysticism...
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Pope John Paul II and the Chair of Peter

EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION WITH THE NEW CARDINALS HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Thursday, 22 February 2001 Feast of Saint Peter's Chair 1. "'Who do you say that I am?'. Simon...

Saint Sophronius the Sophist

March 11th is the traditional feast of Saint Sophronius (560 - 638), patriarch of Jerusalem from 634 to his death on this day in...

St Joseph: The Humble Extraordinary Man of God  

On this Solemnity of the Glorious Patriarch St Joseph, I would like to appreciate with you the figure of this most humble and extraordinary...

Saint Gemma Galgani

On this April 11th, 1903 - the same year that the Italian Guiseppe Sarto was elected Pope later that summer as Pius X -...