Sister Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart

 “Behold the Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love.” by Meghan Ferrara Sister Margaret Mary, the saint to whom Jesus Christ would reveal His Sacred Heart, was born Margaret Alacoque on July 22, 1647, during the reign of King … Read more

The Astonishing True Story of St Joan of Arc

May 30 Today is the feast day of Saint Joan of Arc.  Ora pro nobis.  For France and the Faith, She Was Burned As A Witch by Meghan Ferrara Photos by Beverly Stevens It’s strange, but true. Amid the turmoil and upheaval of the Hundred Years War and the general malaise permeating the French countryside, … Read more

The Story of the Cure of Ars

August 8 Today is the feast day of Saint John Mary Vianney.   Ora pro nobis. ‘They Were Not Human Voices’ By Donna Sue Berry Ars Church of St. John Vianney No. He had decided that they were not human voices, nor were they of angelic origin.  He knew who it was, and he knew why … Read more

Is There A Catholic Way To Eat? Daniel Rabourdin Says Yes

And other wisdom from EWTN’ s ‘Theology Of The Table’ Host Daniel Rabourdin By Teresa Limjoco Where do you come from? The Provence region in France, I call it the ‘French Tuscany’. My family lived there for generations. I was able to know my grandparents and great-grandparents and the social fabric was very stable. It … Read more

Martin, ‘Toto Orbi Peculiari Patron’, Bishop

November 11 Today is the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours.  Ora pro nobis. “Martin, the special patron of the whole world” Saint Gregory of Tours By Harry Stevens In the late Roman Empire, Savaria was a small, remote outpost village (today Szombathely, Hungary) built during the reign of Claudius. The Roman Legions controlled … Read more

How Catholics Invented Whisky

 by Harry Stevens National Scotch Whisky day in US July 27.  “Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you will be like … Read more

St. Columba Brings Catholicism To The Wild Coast Of Scotland

How Civilising Scotland Started With St. Columba June 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Columba.  Ora pro nobis. By Michael Durnan The story of Scottish civilisation begins fifteen centuries ago, when a group of twelve Christian monks, led by St. Columba, set sail from Ireland to the wild coast of Scotland. The Ireland … Read more

The History Of Scottish High Tea

Scottish High Tea & Its Historical Development By Donna Sue Berry Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisp wedges of toast, and piping-hot, flaky scones. Sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavored and quite delectable, and that very special gingerbread. Angel cake that melted in the mouth, and his rather stodgier companion, bursting … Read more

Newman College Ireland

‘Defending the Faith at the Highest Intellectual Levels’ by Donna Sue Berry There is a second Famine in Ireland today. Not a Famine which starves the body, but a spiritual Famine which threatens the foundations of a society whose Christian roots reach back into late Roman times. Kathy Sinnott and Nick Healy have a dream which … Read more

Saint Ita of Kileedy, Abbess

Foster Mother of the Saints of Ireland January 15 Today is the feast day of Saint Ita of Kileedy.  Ora pro nobis. St. Ita of Killeedy is second only to St. Brigid among the female Saints of Ireland. Nearly everyone knows of St. Patrick, and many are familiar with St. Brigid, St. Columba, and St. … Read more