Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks

Kateri Tekakwitha was daughter of Kenneronkwa, a Mohawk chief, and Tagaskouita, a devout Roman Catholic Algonquian woman. She was born in the Mohawk fortress of Ossernenon near present-day Auriesville, New York, in 1656. Kateri’s mother was baptized and educated by … Continue reading

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Spain

This statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Extremadura region of western Spain, is not to be confused with the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Tepeyac, Mexico. The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was carved … Continue reading

What I Saw at Occupy Wall Street

Soon after entering the protest perimeter at Zuccotti Park a piece of communist propaganda was thrust into my hand. The flier starts: “It’s not just Wall Street… capitalism must be destroyed.” As I continued reading, other lines jumped off the … Continue reading

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Many days passed before God finally completed the masterpiece of His creation. For nine months, the soul of Mary had given form to her virginal body, and the hour of her happy birth approached. As the suffocating Palestinian summer neared … Continue reading

Our Lady Offers Good Success in Quito

When some people visit a place, they see all the important buildings, monuments and restaurants and then feel they know the area and its people. Something different happened to me. By happy chance, I recently visited Quito, Ecuador and instead … 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 Little-Known St. Thérèse

  On October 1, the liturgy of the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, “the greatest saint of modern times,” in the words of Pope Saint Pius X. The charm … Continue reading

In Praise of St. Joseph’s Logic

Taken from an Interview with Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Question: What was the occasion in Saint Joseph’s life when he practiced logic to a heroic degree? Answer: It was the well known episode when he saw that Our Lady had … Continue reading

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