Lives of the Saints

Blessed Maria de Jesus López de Rivas – A Fiery Heart, Accustomed to Heroism

Let us turn our attention to the fervid lands of Spain. Its vast expanses have seen the birth of countless Saints and heroes. The...

St. Peter Julian Eymard – Precursor of the Eucharistic Reign

A gaunt, white-haired priest of almost sixty years, convinced that he would never reach that age due to the rigours of a life dedicated...

Blessed Eugénie Joubert – Friend of the Heart of Jesus

To manifest His love for us, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity became incarnate, lavishing the infinite treasures of His Sacred Heart upon...

St. Clotilde – “Your Faith Is Our Victory”

Sitting at the bedside of a newborn struggling against death was a young barbarian king. His head in his hands, his face half-covered by...

Blessed Margaret Pole – The Price of Integrity

At the break of dawn on May 27, 1541, the Countess of Salisbury was told that her last hour had come. Her long and...

St. John Baptist de La Salle – The Jordan of Grace

Man’s life is like the field grasses that fourish in the morning but wither away in the evening; its memory passes like a garment...

St. Nicholas of Flüe – Spectacle for Angels and Men

The Swiss Alps: a superbly enchanting, joyous and peaceful landscape. On one of the slopes of the beautiful cliffs, a shepherd blows his horn...

Blessed Humbeline of Jully – To Love Is to Serve… Always Smiling!

For this exemplary girl of spirited temperament and abundant natural qualities, the matrimonial path seemed to be the one by which she would reach...

St. Genevieve – Shield and Glory of Christian Civilization

When the Roman Empire was collapsing and the barbarian invasions were shaking the world, God raised up a fearless and confident virgin who defeated...

St. Adelaide – Empress by Grace… and Audacity!

Daughter and wife of monarchs, acclaimed as queen and empress… Her life, however, was no fairy tale, but rather a compendium of the heroism...

St. Edmund – King, Virgin and Martyr!

Inflexible against the wicked and a true father to his subjects, this valiant king of unblemished purity knew how to be shrewd in fleeing...

St. Bruno – Father and Founder of the Carthusians

The climate was harsh, with frequent snowfalls, and the soil poor. The woodlands, with no existing roadways, were difficult to explore. To establish a monastery there...