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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: Loving the Sacred Heart

Happy Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque! St. Margaret Mary is especially known for her promotion of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a gift which she received on behalf of the whole Church. A letter Margaret Mary wrote to Sr. Fèlice c...
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St. Teresa of Avila: Alone God Suffices

Happy Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor! Let nothing disturb you, nothing affright you; All things are passing; God never changes; Patient endurance attains all things; Whoever has God lacks nothing. Alone God suffic...
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St. Thérèse of Lisieux: The Elevator of Divine Love

Happy feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Virgin and Doctor of the Church! Born in Alençon, France on January 2, 1873, Thérèse was the ninth child born to Louis and Zélie Martin (the only married couple to date canonized together), five of ...
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St. Jerome: The Slow Work of Sanctity

Happy feast of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church! Friends, what comes to mind when we think of the saints? For starters, perhaps paintings, images in stained glass windows, and statuary. If we take an interest at all in these heroes of the fai...
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St. Catherine of Siena: A Life Lived In Excess

At the end of his Gospel, John the Evangelist writes: “But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). ...
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Polycarp: A Patron Saint for Lent

February 23rd Today the Church commemorates one of the most acclaimed figures of its early life, St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr. The greatness of Polycarp’s reputation is really astounding when one considers how little we know of his life. H...
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The Imitation Game

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2-14-21 My Dear Friends in Christ, In this Sunday’s second reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, we find the Apostle admonishing his readers: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 ...
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