St. Thomas was one of the apostles of Jesus and he was also called ‘Doubting Thomas’. Even though St. Thomas entertained doubt about any miracle that happened without his presence, he was a very staunch believer of Christ. One day when Jesus was preparing to go to Judea to see […]

St. Thomas the Apostle

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom today’s First Reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel. Calling to Jesus as Lord and Son of David, this foreigner shows great faith in God’s covenant with Israel. Jesus […]

Perseverance in prayer pays

The name of Saint Callistus is rendered famous by the ancient cemetery which he beautified, and which, for the great number of holy martyrs whose bodies were there deposited, was the most celebrated of all those about Rome. He was a Roman by birth, succeeded Saint Zephirin in the pontificate […]

St. Callistus I

John the Baptist was a contemporary of Christ who was known for evangelization and his baptizing of Jesus Christ. John the Baptist was born through the intercession of God to Zachariah and Elizabeth, who was otherwise too old to bear children. According to scriptures, the Angel Gabriel visited Elizabeth and […]

St. John the Baptist

SAINT IGNATIUS, bishop of Antioch, was a disciple of Saint John. When Domitian persecuted the Church, he obtained peace for his own flock by fasting and prayer. But for his part, he desired to suffer from Christ and to prove himself a perfect disciple. In the year 107, Trajan came […]


When a child of seven years, Teresa ran away from her home at Avila in Spain, in the hope of being martyred by the Moors. Being brought back and asked the reason for her flight, she replied, “I want to see God, and I must die before I can see […]

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus