St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua – The Smiling… and Fighting Saint It was the year 1221. In the austere Franciscan convent of Forli, Italy, some sons of St. Francis and St. Dominic had gathered for a liturgical celebration, during which several religious received the Sacrament of Holy Orders. At the end of the ceremony, the Provincial […]

St. Athanasius of Alexandria

St. Athanasius of Alexandria It was the year 325. Although relative peace reigned in the Church due to the fact that Emperor Constantine had given full liberty to worship, a serious dilemma furtively mounted within her… It was necessary to take a resolute position to combat a danger a thousand times worse than the previous […]

Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska – The “Secretary” of Divine Mercy The third millennium seems to have begun under the sign of uncertainty, insecurity, the threat of war and disillusionment. The technological advances of previous centuries brought conveniences and the ease of rapid communication, but failed to supply peace or an end to the sufferings of […]

The Archangels

St. Michael, by Gerard David – Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Perhaps Angels are not as we imagine them to be. Several centuries of sentimental religious iconography have ended up peddling us a kind of standardized figure of the winged personage: a youth – or child, according to the taste of the patron – dressed in light robes, […]

Saint Isaac Jogues

Saint Isaac Jogues – A Sacrifice of Pleasing Aroma to the Lamb Once Slain From the deck of the galley came cries of panic, interspersed with claps of thunder: — The ship is sinking! We are lost! Statue venerated at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Wayne (PA, USA) Fr. Jogues, who was on his knees in […]

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena God, in His infinite wisdom, sets out for each member of the faithful a specific path of sanctification, granting special graces for the fulfilment of this calling. Some He chooses for missions of exceptional importance. These are providential souls, destined to reveal the divine will for a particular epoch and thus […]

Love is the Science of the Saints

We too, with St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus must be able to repeat to the Lord every day that we want to live of love for Him and for others, to learn at the school of the Saints to love authentically and totally.

Saint Mary Magdalene: The one that loved much

The passionate soul does not know fear, it does not measure risks. In the Garden of Olives the Apostles fled in terror. Mary Magdalene, on the other hand, went out in search of her Beloved, and He went to meet her.

Novena to Saint Joseph – Day 9

Patron of the Church

Novena to Saint Joseph – Day 8

Patron of the Church