Lives of the Saints

St. Walburga – A Soul Ever Faithful to the Divine Will

It is certainly not without reason that Britain has often been called the Isle of Saints. In fact, from the earliest times of its...

St. Alberic – Leader of a Monastic Rebellion

The newcomers were the subject of commentary throughout the region. Certainly, they were religious. But to what Order did they belong? Nobody knew. Some...

Blessed Maria Victoria Fornari Strata – “Everything passes and all is naught, except God”

In a beautiful Genoese mansion, the family doctor was giving the Fornari couple serious news. The situation of Giovanni Francisco, the youngest son of...

St. Columban – “To this day the earth shines from his radiance”

Almost unknown to the European continent until the end of the fourth century, Ireland was profoundly Christianized after the evangelization began there by St....

St. Hedwig – Destined for Combat and Victory

The meaning of the name Hedwig indicates a woman destined for “combat and victory.” A duchess of fine features and delicate bearing, she lived...

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...