Tag: Saints

The True Superheroes

I would like to list a few well-known superheroes, diss track roast them, and then explain that since saints have ‘better powers’ than superheroes you should like them more. The saint is a real person, emphasis on real, who, by the grace of God...

For Christians, Christ is Our King

The world’s largest democracy is India, a large and important nation in Asia with over one billion inhabitants and a turbulent history. In the 18th century, the British and French fought over India; Great Britain gained the upper hand, and added...

The Saints and Mercy

Many of the saints we celebrate and honor today began their lives as very secular people. They were headed in one direction in life when something happened that led to metanoia or change of heart, repentance of their sins and an experience of God’s...

Blessed Innocenzo da Berzo: A Loving Nothingness

On 28 September we celebrated the liturgical memorial of Blessed Innocenzo da Berzo. Br Innocenzo came from Northern Italy, precisely from Niardo in Valcamonica, in the kingdom of Lombardy where he was born on 19 March, feast day of St Joseph, in...

God Wants to Welcome Us to Heaven

In 1925, a 65-year-old man collapsed and died outside a Catholic church in Dublin, Ireland. Having on him only a prayer book and a rosary, no one knew who he was until his sister came and identified him. It was discovered that the deceased man was...

St Helen: An Inspiring Woman for Our Times

On Thursday 18 August 2022, we celebrated the feast of St Helen. In Malta, in Birkirkara, we celebrated with great jubilation her feast on Sunday 21 August 2022. Who was Helen? History tells us that she was the mother of Constantine the Great, a...

Bonaventure and Aquinas: tenures denied!

To be honest, as I read about the university power spat that resulted in the denial of tenure (or something very much like it) to no less a pair than Saints Bonaventure and Aquinas at the effectively Catholic university that the...

St John the Baptist: A Strong Formator of Conscience

The feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist is certainly characterised by joy, which the Latin word for it is gaudium. Interestingly enough we are not talking about felicitas, happiness, but gaudium, joy. The collect for the Mass during...