How was it possible for a young woman of twenty-four, mortally ill and immersed in terrible temptations against faith, to spread so much happiness around her?
Cardinal Sarto entered the conclave convinced that a great Pontiff would succeed Leo XIII, who would stand out, above all, for his holiness. The idea that he himself would be that Pope was the furthest thought from his mind…
The Dominican family has among its ranks a sun of incomparable grandeur. This star was to enrich the Church with the light of his teaching and, above all, with the ardour of his sanctity.
Illustrious member of the prophetic line headed by the prophet Elijah, he received the scapular of Carmel from Our Lady’s hands, inaugurating a period of glory for Marian devotion and for the Holy Church.
Few historical personages have deserved the title the Great. Alexander received it for his military conquests and the expansion of the Macedonian Empire. Charlemagne, also called the father of Europe, was great because a new civilization was born of him and his Holy Roman-Germanic Empire. Others tried to so denominate themselves, like Napoleon Bonaparte, but
An ardent furnace of charity, as needful as it is generous, the Sacred Heart of Jesus expects from every man and woman redeemed by Him a “yes” to His call.
One day in the novitiate, when the Novice Mistress sent me to work in the children’s kitchen, I was very worried, as I couldn’t manage with the cooking pots, because they were huge. The most difficult thing was draining the potatoes; sometimes I dropped half of them. At midday, as I was examining my conscience,
Being God’s ambassador to the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Gabriel reached the apex of devotion to Her, and from eternity he strives to lead souls to her maternal protection.
“We need our reputation in order to exercise the apostolate fruitfully; we cannot and must not remain under the weight of slander. It is necessary, therefore, that justice be done to us for the greater glory of God.”