Who is the Real Saint Anthony?

There is a tendency nowadays to depict saints as people who 
bypass the realities of life and somehow attain sanctity with 
little effort. Here we have two pictures of Saint Anthony of Padua. The first is a fresco in the … Continue reading

Considerations About Mothers

  “The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not.   “She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal … Continue reading

Our Lady of Las Lajas: A Continuous Miracle

The merciful predilection of the Mother of God for Latin America is the reward she has given for the heroic faith formed from the Iberian Peninsula during the 800 years’ struggle against the invading Moors and found in the Latin … Continue reading

The Allure of Lourdes

As I sat down in the train for the final leg of my trip to Lourdes, I could not help but reflect that this was a trip repeated so many times by tens of millions of pilgrims from all over … Continue reading

“Good Saint Anne” Visits New York

Unheralded and unexpected, Bishop Marquis arrived at the rectory of Saint Jean Baptiste in New York City on a Sunday morning, May 1, 1892. Traveling from Rome to Quebec, he had stopped in New York to rest before continuing his … Continue reading

New Insight and Perspective into Fatima

Innumerable volumes have been written about the miraculous apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in Fatima. Each one adds its own flavor and gives new insight into this most important event. Such is the case with a new … Continue reading

The Ideal Soldier

It is not every day that one meets a veteran of World War II much less one who was present during the historic battle for Iwo Jima. But I knew something was different about Norbert Arnold as he approached me … Continue reading

Tears, a Miraculous Warning

On July 21, 1972, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published a photograph from New Orleans showing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears. The report sparked keen interest in the Brazilian public and I think many readers will … Continue reading

The First Apparitions of Our Lady

Recently, several books enumerating the apparitions of Our Lady were published in Italy. When I had the opportunity to take a look at them on a recent trip to Rome, I was surprised. While in one epoch, there were numerous … Continue reading

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