St Thérèse of Lisieux had deep feelings of having a vocation to be a priest and how she dealt with this sense of calling in the light of its impossibility.
Catherine Broome OP examines St Thérèse‘ and her priestly ambitions
St Thérèse of Lisieux’s way to holiness. The lift (= the elevator) was a new invention when St Thérèse of Lisieux was trying to find her way to holiness. Brian J. Nolan describes how she used this image to articulate her “Little Way” spirituality.
Summary: St Thérése of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church. Born at Alençon (France) in 1873; died of tuberculosis on 30 Sept. 1897. Coming from a devout family, she entered a Carmelite monastery at fifteen, where she embraced the suffering [...]
Summary: St Jerome, Priest, Doctor of the Church. died on this day in 420. Began work on a new Latin translation of the Bible, known as the Vulgate. Settled in Bethlehem where he founded monasteries, he devoted himself to studying the Scriptures, writing, and teaching, and famous for [...]
Jerome's most important work was his translation of the Bible into Latin, which came to be known as the Vulgate and has remained the accepted Latin version up to our own time.
Vincent 's gift was that he was able t to use his influence among the rich and fashionable to organise the resources needed for works of charity among the poor and oppressed.
Because they refused payment for their medical services, they were known as "the silverless ones". During the persecution of Diocletian (303), they were imprisoned, tortured and beheaded.
Summary: St Thomas of Villanova, Educator, philanthropist, born at Fuentellana, Spain, 1488; died at Valencia, 8 Sept., 1555.
Son of Aloazo Tomas Garcia [...]
Kim Taegon was Korea’s first Roman Catholic priest. One year after his ordination, he was arrested, tortured and at the age of 25 was finally beheaded on 22nd September 1846 at the Han River near Seoul.
Summary: St Hildegard of Bingen, (1098–1179), a German writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, & polymath. “Who is this woman?” asked Cistercian Pope Eugenius III, when shown her writings. “She rises out of the wilderness like a column of smoke from burning spices.”
Summary: St Hildegard of Bingen, a visionary and mystic in her medieval Germany, now she is very much admired as a saint.
Fr. John Murray PP details her life
Summary: The Cross is the sign of the Redemption, and in the Redemption is contained the pledge of resurrection and the beginning of new life: the lifting up of human hearts.
Summary: Helen was the mother of the Emperor Constantine (285-337 AD). She is famous for her discovery of the Holy Cross which led to the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on 14th September.
John Murray profiles her life and influence.
John Chrysostom was a bishop and an eloquent preacher (His nickname Chrysostomos means “golden-mouthed”) . He became patriarch of Constantinople, fell foul of the empress there, Eudoxia, possibly for his denunciation of her wealth, and she had him deposed and exiled. The Eastern Church [...]
St Ailbe is regarded as the patron saint of Munster and his church at Emly and was for long the province’s chief ecclesiastical centre. He is the patron saint of the joint archdiocese of Cashel and Emly with the see at Thurles. The last bishop of Emly was [...]
Summary: St Catherine of Genoa‘s life was a very painful , she called her spiritual life is a ‘beautiful purgatory’. Her personality was both enigmatic and engaging.
Patrick Duffy tells her story.