“In a time that has increasingly stressed education as an indispensable need, she knew neither how to read nor how to write; but she knew better than others how to live and how to die.” —Marie Cecilia Buehrle. Her life … Continue reading
In order to know what great love is, one should study the beautiful penitent, who washed the feet of Jesus with the water of her tears, and dried them with the towel of her hair. Saint Mary Magdalen’s audacity, her … Continue reading
Our Lady especially loves little children. They are so guileless, so direct.
Without a trace of fear or hesitancy, he walked to the wall, and tranquilly faced the firing squad. He stretched forth his hands in the form of a cross, refused a blindfold, and cried out: “With all my heart I … Continue reading
Dom Prosper Guéranger’s masterpiece of Catholic piety and erudition, The Liturgical Year is now happily back in print. The following selection, which comes from Volume 11 (pgs. 215-249) of the fifteen-volume work, is the learned and holy Abbot’s reflections on the Gospel … Continue reading
“They who sow in tears shall reap in joy.” (Ps. 125) To Saint Peter, prince of the Apostles, these were very sacred words. It is a tradition that Saint Peter’s cheeks were furrowed by the streams of repentent tears which … Continue reading
This is the earliest day that the feast of Christ the King (the last Sunday in October) can occur. The latest day on which it can fall is October 31. See also: Christ the King Revisited Related Items
He was a bishop and a Doctor of the Universal Church. He was the brother of Saint Leander, Saint Fulgentius and Saint Florentina, whose feast days are respectively, February 27, January 16 and June 20. Saint Isidore succeeded his brother, … Continue reading