The Seraphic Doctor: Saint Bonaventure

Some of the 'Doctors of the Church' have epithets, and Saint Bonaventure, whom we celebrate today, is the 'seraphic', perhaps for his transcendent teaching;...

Saint John Eudes: Giving Our All

A contemporary of his fellow Frenchman Descartes, Saint John Eudes (+1680) was of quite a different mind and spirit. Rather that meditate on whether...

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...

Mary’s Immaculate 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...

Saint Jean Vianney, a Priest for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the quiet passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest,...

The First King of Hungary

Hungary is much in the news of late, with current leader Viktor Orban standing against the tsunami of insanity washing over the rest of...

The True Saint Augustine

St. Augustine’s legacy has fared so well not just because of his personal holiness and scholarly genius, but also because of the great ease...

Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster OSB (1880-1954): A Pastor Whose Heart Burned with Christ’s Love

On August 30th, as a Church we joyfully celebrate the liturgical memorial of a great but largely unknown pastor of the Church, Blessed Alfredo...

Le Temoinage des Carmelites de Compiègne

It was on this day in a Parisian summer in 1794 that sixteen female members of the Carmelite Order, located at Compiègne – one...

Saint Rita’s Mission Impossible

A fitting thought on this vigil day of Pentecost is that nothing is impossible with God. Did not Christ promise that He would grant...