Catholic Culture: Camaldolese Benedictines are commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the foundation of their motherhouse in Camaldoli, Italy, where St. Romuald encouraged the vocation of some monks to live in solitude as hermits. In recent years, the motherhouse has become … Continue reading
Actually they list eleven things. I respectfully take issue, however, with the way the website news’ editor describes the Trinity in item number 7, where he notes that Saint Patrick used the three-leaf shamrock to demonstrate the doctrine of the … Continue reading
Zenit: Hildegard Burjan (1883-1933), founder of the Sisters of Social Charity (Caritas Socialis), will be proclaimed blessed in St. Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna on Sunday. Read more here.
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will soon be Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Blessed Marianne Cope will undergo a similar name change. On December 19, the Holy Father approved the miracles requisite for these two Beati — both of whom spent some part of … Continue reading
In preparation for the great feast day of Our Lady on December 12, CNA has a brief recap here of the Aztec saint’s encounter with “the true Mother of God” on December 9, 1531.
St. Martin was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages. His feast was also the last major festival before the fast of Advent, which in those days was much more strict. So, on this day known as … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to Angelo Montonati on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The Italian journalist, who has written nearly 50 biographies of saints, recounted: Recently, at the press club in Milan, a dear colleague said … Continue reading
Zenit: The founder of the Servants of Charity and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence created a religious family modeled on the family of Nazareth, and called to follow a simple two-part program for sanctity: to pray and suffer. … Continue reading
Wednesday, September 14, Venerable Elena Aiello (1895-1961), will be declared a Blessed. She was the Foundress of the Minim Tertiaries of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a mystic, visionary, and stigmatist.
On this day, September 9, the Church honors a Jesuit missioner who was one of the greatest saints of the New World. Saint Peter Claver never left the port city of Cartagena after his ordination there in 1615. His superior … Continue reading
The Gospel for the feast of Saint Bartholomew, August 24, is from Saint John’s account of the first meeting of Our Lord with Nathanael, whom he also names near the end of his Gospel as being with Peter, Thomas, James, … Continue reading
CNA reports: Pope Benedict XVI has honored the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila by naming him the 34th Doctor of the Catholic Church. Read more here.
Rorate Caeli: The semi-official daily of the Church in France, La Croix, reported yesterday that the procedure for the proclamation of Saint John of AvilaDoctor of the Church is all but completed. More on this here.
CNA reports: U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun’s cause for beatification is headed to Rome, an event the Diocese of Wichita celebrated with a July 1 Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Read full report here. You may … Continue reading