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First Pope to Be Called “Great”

Pope Saint Leo’s pontificate, next to that of Saint Gregory I, is the most significant and important in Christian antiquity. At a time when the Church was experiencing the greatest obstacles to her progress in consequence of the hastening disintegration … Continue reading






Saint Engelbert of Cologne

Archbishop of that city from 1216 – 1225, Saint Engelbert was born at Berg about 1185, and died near Schwelm on November 7, 1225. His father was Engelbert, Count of Berg, and his mother, Margaret, was daughter of the Count … Continue reading






Saint Michael

Prince of the Heavenly Host; Powerful Shield Against Diabolical Action September 29 is the feast of the glorious Saint Michael the Archangel. The Apocalypse thus describes his victorious combativeness in defense of almighty God: “There was a great battle in … Continue reading






Who Trusts in God Shall Not Be Confounded

After dealing with the importance of conforming to God’s will, Saint Francis de Sales, in his work Consoling Thoughts writes of the excellence of the virtue of confidence.   *          *          *   Let the heavens combine against me, let the earth … Continue reading






Saint Peter Armengol

Peter Armengol was born in Guárdia dels Prats, a small village in the archdiocese of Tarragon, Spain in 1238. He belonged to the house of the barons of Rocafort, descendants of the counts of Urgel, whose ancestors were directly linked … Continue reading






Notre Charge Apostolique

Notre Charge Apostolique Our Apostolic Mandate Apostolic Letter of Pope Saint Pius X to the French Episcopate condemning Le Sillon directed by Marc Sangnier Our Apostolic Mandate requires from Us that We watch over the purity of the Faith and … Continue reading






Motu Proprio: Fin Dalla Prima Nostra

Motu Proprio: Fin Dalla Prima Nostra Motu Proprio: In Our First Encyclical Motu Proprio of Pope Saint Pius X Concerning Popular Catholic Action In our first Encyclical to the Bishops of the world, in which we echo all that our … Continue reading