St Pio and Fidelity

“He was a man of prayer and suffering.” – Pope St Paul VI There is no doubt that Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – popularly called Padre Pio – is one of the great Saints of our era. At the mention of his name, perhaps the first word we...

Our Lady’s Martyr

Some Saints of the Church seem to really stand out from the crowd – the crowd of normal and everyday humanity, but also the ‘crowd’ of the blessed in Heaven. Maximilian Kolbe is such a Saint and he occupies a notable place in the history of the Twentieth...

Memorial of St Faustina

“The Supreme Pontiff.. has decreed that the name of Saint Maria Faustina (Helena) Kowalska, virgin, be inscribed in the General Roman Calendar and that her optional memorial be celebrated by all on 5 October.” Today, on the day the Church is celebrating...

Offering It Up

“I cannot promise you happiness in this world – only in the next.” – Our Lady of Lourdes to Saint Bernadette One of the common features we see in the lives of the Saints is the presence of suffering – often physical in nature, but also...

Centenary – St Jacinta of Fatima

“Tell everybody that Gods grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that people are to ask Her for them; and that the Heart of Jesus wants the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side. Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for...

Our Friends The Saints

“The memory of the Saints leads us to raise our eyes to Heaven: not to forget the realities of the earth, but to face them with more courage and hope.” – Pope Francis, Feast of All Saints – 1st November 2019 It is probable that most Catholics...

St John Henry Newman

The window in Cardinal Newman’s private oratory at Oriel College, Oxford, upon which are painted the words of his famous text ‘Lead, Kindly Light’. The window in the background is Newman’s own bedroom at the college. The central window in...

Visit of a Saint

The official Icon of the Little Flower released to coincide with the visit to Scotland of the Relics. The Icon was written by the Saint Andrew Community, Aberdeen. “Thérèse, let your roses petals of grace fall on this city and these people who welcome you to...

The Gifts of the Saints

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux One of the great treasures of the Catholic Church are our Saints....