January 21, 2022
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St Thomas Becket: Placing God First

On December 29th, we celebrate the feast of St Thomas Becket. The more I tend to read his life the more I realise what truly loving God at the highest price of paying one’s life essentially means. Thomas was born on December 21, 1117, in Southwark...

St Josaphat, Pray for Us

On Friday, November 12th, we celebrated the feast of St Josaphat. This saint represents the eastern lung united with the Church of Rome. John Kuncevic was born around 1580 in Vladimir, which is a village of the Lithuanian Province of Volhynia (in...

Blessed Jerzy Popielousko: Pray for Us

On Tuesday October 19, the Church celebrated the feast of the great Polish priest and martyr, Blessed Jerzy Popielousko. Personally I had the grace of visiting and spending time in the church and apartment he lived in Warsaw in April 2018. This...

The Marian Devotion of Blessed Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński

“I gambled everything on Mary.”- Blessed Stefan Wyszyński The quite recent beatification of Stefan Wyszyński made Catholic headlines around the world. Some newspapers depicted the new blessed as the “Cardinal who defied communism”...

The Feast of St Michael the Archangel

This past Wednesday, we celebrated the feast of St Michael the Archangel. But who is this Prince of all the Angels? If we glance through the Old Testament we immediately notice that the Jews already considered Michael as the Prince of Angels, their...

Blessed Marco d’Aviano

On Friday 13 August 2021 the universal Church celebrated the feast of the famous Capuchin priest Blessed Marco d’Aviano. Marco was born precisely in Aviano, both a town and comune in the province of Pordenone at the foot of the Dolomites mountain...

Blessed Caroline Kózka: A Beacon for Hope

“Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5: 8) Reading numerous accounts of our contemporary canonized or beatified teenage brothers and sisters, I get the impression that some writers trying to make them more accessible to...

The Hero Lies Within You

I have always been fascinated by the fact that today’s postmodern culture, with its insistence on value-neutral values, is, in fact, greatly craving for God. The more the craze for the material, the more the spiritual is pining to come into our...