Eusebius, the anti-Arian Model Bishop

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I invite you to reflect on St Eusebius of Vercelli, the first Bishop of Northern Italy...

The Spiritual Guidance of Saint Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori  

On August 1, 2022, we celebrated the liturgical memorial of St Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori I asked myself: In what way such a great...

Pope Benedict’s Address on Alphonsus Ligouri

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St. Peter's Square Wednesday, 30 March 2011 Saint Alphonsus Liguori Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to present to you the figure of a...

Alphonsus of Ligouri, A Teacher for All Ages

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri was a renaissance man, whose kind was a rarity back then, and even more so now in our age of ‘degrees’...

Saint Peter Chrysologous: How To Preach a Homily

Saint Peter Chrysologous (+450) was, as the traditional account has it, chosen bishop of Ravenna in 433 after the then-reigning pontiff, Pope, Sixtus III,...

Pope Benedict and Martha’s Way

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS Courtyard of the Papal Residence, Castel Gandolfo Sunday, 18 July 2010   Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are now in the heart of summer, at least in...

Martha, Mary and Marriage

This memorial of Saint Martha, in accord with a decree from the Congregation of Divine Worship last year, now also includes her brother Lazarus,...

Blessed Maria Maddalena Martinengo, a Great Imitator of the Humble and Poor Christ

On July 27th the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Maria Maddalena Martinengo. The Northern Italian Capuchin nun teaches us how to love Christ...

Pope Benedict, Saints Anne and Joachim

On this day in 2009, at the end of his Angelus message, Pope Benedict had these brief words to say on Saints Joachim and...

Saints Joachim and Anne: Grandparents of Jesus

(From our archives:) Let us sing praises to Joachim and Anna, The couple honoured by God (as they are His kinsmen) They have borne for us the...