Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is our first American-born United States citizen to be canonized. She was born in New York City in 1774. When Paul VI raised her to the altar in 1975, he praised her lifelong commitment to charity … Continue reading
Today is the feast of Saint Peter Julian Eymard. His Eucharistic retreats given to an order of sisters and a women’s lay sodality in France fill eight volumes. We published one of his most exquisite Christmas sermons “Mary at Bethlehem” … Continue reading
[Review of A Saint Under Moslem Rule by Justo Perez de Urbel, Catholic Authors Press.] To much of the world, Spain is an enigma. Isolated from the rest of western Europe by the daunting barrier of the rugged Pyrenees Mountains, … Continue reading
I don’t know how I missed this great event in a country that is fast becoming Catholic. The Ugandan martyrs were burned by fire or speared to death between the years 1885-1887. Pages all at the court of King Mwanga, … Continue reading
Zenit News: Lucía Lozano Garrido says the greatest gift God has ever given her was seeing her brother beatified. Full article is here.
Catholic Culture reports: St. Peter Celestine (Celestine V), whose feast day is May 19, gained a reputation for sanctity as a hermit and was elected Pope in 1294 after a two-year conclave. He resigned five months later and was imprisoned … Continue reading
Zenit News: Armed only with “truth, justice and charity,” Father Jerzy Popieluszko sought to maintain and give witness to his freedom of conscience as a citizen and a priest. Full account is here.
This amazing piece of information never arrested my attention. There are many children who have been canonized, the Holy Innocents, Saint Hugh of Lincoln, and others; but they were all martyrs. The fact that they were not martyrs is what … Continue reading
Brief intro: Brother Thomas Mary wrote this gem of a tribute to the Angelic Doctor in 1948 for an early issue of From the Housetops. The quote from the Preface alone, which Saint Thomas wrote for his work, is worth … Continue reading
On Saturday, March 27, the Holy Father signed a decree advancing the cause of sainthood of Henriette Delille, declaring that this exemplary New Orleans Creole had lived a life of “heroic virtue.” As a native of that lately beleaguered city, … Continue reading
It’s not front page news, even in Catholic media, but it ought to be. We’ve had enough of the bad news during this Lent. Pietro Molla was a remarkable Catholic who lived a life of sacrifice along with his wife … Continue reading
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day I just read on the New Advent website the Catholic Encyclopedia’s excellent account of the life of Erin’s great apostle. I would highly recommend it if you can spare fifteen minutes today. I can’t think of … Continue reading
Forty-four priests, graduates of this college, were martyred between 1581-1679. Among the many things on display are records of Protestant spies who infiltrated the college in order to gather the names of the Catholic seminarians who, after ordination, were going … Continue reading
In 1997, Pope John Paul II decided that the internet could use a patron saint to guide Catholics in its proper use. He chose Saint Isidore of Seville (560-636), Doctor of the Church, and last of the Latin Fathers. His … Continue reading