Saint Lucy

"Hallow the vespers and December of our life, O martyred Lucy: Console our solstice with your friendly day." – from Thomas Merton's poem for St Lucy. This statue of the saint from Catania who was … More

La Virgen de Guadalupe

One of my photos of the sacred tilma of St Juan Diego, on which this image of Our Lady was miraculously imprinted on this day, 12th December, in 1531. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr More
A scientific documentary on the miraculous aspects of Our Lady's Tilma of Guadalupe is linked below She appeared on December 12, 1531 and the stars … More

First Miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On 12th December 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe simultaneously imprinted her image on the tilma of St Juan Diego, and he also appeared to his sick uncle, Juan Bernardino who was at home in Tulpetlac, … More
The Tilma of Guadalupe, the Living Image More

Gathering Flowers with Our Lady

Relief sculpture of St Juan Diego gathering roses from Tepeyac on the morning of 12th December 1531. He was assisted by Our Lady of Guadalupe who arranges the roses in his tilma. Source: Lawrence … More

Comfort Ye!

"Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in … More


"Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom, let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil, let it rejoice and sing for joy. The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it,… More
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San Juan Diego

"O God, who by means of Saint Juan Diego showed the love of the most holy Virgin Mary for your people, grant, through his intercession, that, by following the counsels our Mother gave at Guadalupe, … More

Arise Jerusalem

"Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height and look toward the east, and see your children gathered from west and east, at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God has remembered them." – Baruch … More

Prepare the Way of the Lord

"In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the lands of Ituraea and Trachonitis, … More

"Ineffabilis Deus"

“We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God,… More


"This doctrine so filled the minds and souls of our ancestors in the faith that a singular and truly marvelous style of speech came into vogue among them. They have frequently addressed the Mother … More

Mary Immaculate

"Hence, it is the clear and unanimous opinion of the Fathers that the most glorious Virgin, for whom “he who is mighty has done great things,” was resplendent with such an abundance of heavenly … More
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Virgo Singularis

"Hence, just as Christ, the Mediator between God and man, assumed human nature, blotted the handwriting of the decree that stood against us, and fastened it triumphantly to the cross, so the most … More
Another very beautiful Tota Pulchra

The Immaculate Virgin Mary

"Our soul overflows with joy and our tongue with exultation. We give, and we shall continue to give, the humblest and deepest thanks to Jesus Christ, our Lord, because through his singular grace he … More

Saint Ambrose

"To Milan I came, to Ambrose the Bishop… whose eloquent discourse did then plentifully dispense unto Thy people the flour of Thy wheat, the gladness of Thy oil, and the sober inebriation of Thy wine.… More

St Nicholas saving a Sailor

This is one of the remaining 13th-century stained glass panels from Henry III's rebuilding of Westminster Abbey. It shows St Nicholas, patron saint of sailors, saving a man who had fallen overboard. … More

Saint Barbara

"There are different versions of St. Barbara’s story. Legend says she was the beautiful daughter of a rich and powerful pagan man — some records say in Egypt, others in Turkey. When her father … More

Death of Saint Francis Xavier

"O God, who through the preaching of Saint Francis Xavier won many peoples to yourself, grant that the hearts of the faithful may burn with the same zeal for the faith and that Holy Church may … More
"It is impossible to find a saint who did not take the 'two P’s' seriously: prayer and penance." – St. Francis Xavier, priest.


"May the Lord be generous in increasing your love and make you love one another and the whole human race as much as we love you. And may he so confirm your hearts in holiness that you may be … More

Purple Reflection

Advent has come, and so the liturgical colour changes from green to purple. This is a time for reflection, for prayer, for waiting in contemplation for the coming of our Saviour. My sermon for … More