November 24, 2020
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The Polish-Australian Legacy of Saint JP2

Given that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II, local Catholics are reflecting on a Pope who still remains a “spiritual compass” 15 years after his death. His demise was an irreparable loss not only for Polish...

Blessed Carlo Acutis: An Example to Be Emulated

On Saturday 10 October 2020 Blessed Carlo Acutis was beatified in the Italian and hometown of St Francis, Assisi. Cardinal Agostino Vallini presided over the ceremony of his beatification. During his homily for this special occasion of the...

The Path of Saints

Once there was an elderly couple whose house was on a large corner lot near an elementary school. The school children had the bad habit of cutting across the corner of the lot, which created an ugly path in the lawn. The husband and wife were good...

Saintly Wisdom

Their feast days follow each other. On October 4 we celebrate the feast of St Francis whereas on October 5, the very subsequent day, we jubilantly celebrate the liturgical feast of St Faustina. What do these two great saints have in common?  To...

An Extraordinary Woman

Saint Teresa of Avila was a master of the spiritual life who has attracted followers throughout the centuries. Who was this extraordinary woman? Her daughters, the Carmelite nuns in Terre Haute Indiana, share with us this brief, but poignant...

Courageous Discipleship

Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I—known to history as “Elizabeth the Great”—Catholics in England were in grave danger. Even though young Elizabeth had solemnly promised her dying older sister, Queen Mary I, that upon becoming queen, she would...

Lessons from Saint George

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, the universal Church celebrated the great feast of Saint George. Regarding his life, there are many unnecessary historical details. What stands sure, however, is that Saint George is not a myth but a very powerful and...

Trusting Jesus

Siena is a small town in Italy, and St. Catherine of Siena, who lived in the 14th century, had, even as a child, a profound love for Jesus and an intense yearning to be spiritually united with Him, a desire she expressed by constant acts of penance...