Lives of the Saints

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...

St. Ludmila of Bohemia – An Iron Will and a Maternal Heart

The patroness of the Bohemian people reflects in history the radiance of that Queen who loved the sublime designs of God to the...

St. Pius X – Great Pope of History, Great Saint of the Church

Cardinal Sarto entered the conclave convinced that a great Pontiff would succeed Leo XIII, who would stand out, above all, for his holiness. The...

St. Mary Magdalene – A Soul Transformed by Love

What did she see in Jesus’ gaze? Reprehension? Yes, but also an immense compassion. And soon her life of sin became unbearable.   “Two cities have...

St. Germaine Cousin – “The Saint that We Needed”

The perfectly intact body decades after death, the continuous miracles and the fervent devotion of the faithful demonstrated the zeal of the Most...