Louis and Zelie Martin each felt a call to consecrated religious life during their youth, however they found themselves wholeheartedly entering into the marriage vocation. Their zeal for consecrated life however never left them, and this desire to unite themselves more deeply with the life of th ..
“This is a story of divine irony. A story of tragedy so enormous as to be incomprehensible. It leaves you standing silent, weeping with an aching sadness for the not to be forgotten millions, who suffered so much. It is a story. Nevertheless, that leaves us somewhat shocked at the workings of Di ..
In the beginning, Luchesio Modestini was entirely concerned with material success. So much so, that he had a bit of a reputation of being an avaricious man. His wife Buonadonna was of a similar disposition. As time went on they had no children. One day the grace of God touched Luchesio and chang ..
The following is taken from the address given by Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Francis of Assisi on Wednesday, 27 January 2010. 20th of October 2010 at a general audience in Saint Peter’s Square. Dear Brothers and Sisters, In a recent Catechesis (https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict- ..
The following is taken from the address given by Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Clare of Assisi on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 at a general audience. Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the best loved Saints is without a doubt St Clare of Assisi who lived in the 13th century and was a contem ..
The following is taken from the address given by Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Elizabeth of Hungary on the 20th of October 2010 at a general audience in Saint Peter’s Square. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to speak to you about one of the women of the Middle Ages who ins ..
Saint Louis IX, King of France sought peace in France and to this end signed a number of treaties to ensure that he did not need to go to war against England or Spain. This allowed him to concentrate on building up the kingdom with good government. The foundations for the famous college of theol ..
The picture we chose for Lady Jacoba de Settesoli is by the medieval artist Simone Martini. It is a fresco from the Lower Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi. For many years it has been claimed that it represents Saint Clare, but in recent years there are those who think it is actually Lady Jaco ..
The following is taken from the address given by Pope Benedict XVI on Blessed Angela of Foligno in Saint Peter’s Square on Wednesday, 13 October 2010. Blessed Angela of Foligno Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to speak to you about Blessed Angela of Foligno, a great m ..
The following is taken from the address given by Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Anthony of Padua in Paul VI Audience Hall on Wednesday, 10 February 2010. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Two weeks ago I presented St Francis of Assisi (http://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/audiences/2010/docum ..
The following is taken from the addresses given by Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Bonaventure in 2010. It is quite and not easy to read but Pope Benedict was an acknowledged expert on Saint Bonaventure. So this is considered something special. Saint Bonaventure Dear Brothers and Sisters, To ..
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