Saints John and Paul and Josemaria

We usually try to commemorate the saints in the current, public liturgical calendar, but now and again, we will mention those more hidden, even...

Mary’s Immaculate and Maternal Heart

On the day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Catholic Church celebrates the Immaculate Heart of His Mother Mary, the...

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,...

The Birth of John the Liminal and Luminous Baptist

We celebrate the birthdays of three ‘saints’ in our liturgical calendar: Christ Himself, the Son of God, of course, on Christmas Day; His Mother,...

What We Can Learn from More and Fisher

Two glorious martyrs of the 'Reformation' are celebrated today. First, Saint Thomas More, husband, father, lawyer, sometime chancellor of England, martyred in 1535 along...

Saint Paulinus of Nola

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 12 December 2007 Saint Paulinus of Nola Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Father of the Church to whom we turn our...

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga and Summer’s Solstice

On this memorial we remember Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (+ 1591), a Jesuit scholastic who died at what we might consider the too-young age of...

Corpus Christi and the Poetry of Thomas Aquinas

A blessed and grace-filled solemnity of Corpus Christi to one and all, at least to those readers outside of Canada, and other locales, where,...

Blessed Anicet Koplinski and Companions, Martyrs of the Nazis

Thursday 16 June 2022, is the liturgical memorial of our Capuchin brothers Blessed Anicet Koplinski and his companions who were martyred in World War...

Anthony of Padua, or Lisbon, but Certainly of Heaven

Saint Anthony of Padua is usually named historically after the city-state in northeastern Italy where he died after his brief but full life at...