When Saint Rita asked for a thorn from Christ’s crown she was probably thinking of secret suffering. Did she know how much the wound would stink? And how unpopular that would make her with her religious sisters?
The heroism of the martyrs inspires us, their love sets us on fire, their merciful love towards their oppressors offers us an example to follow; their blood and sufferings grace the spiritual treasury of the Church making intercession for all of us so we, like them, may come to know and love Christ.
I never planned to have a large family, but the words of Pope John Paul II helped me to come to terms with my calling as a wife and mother.
Each year, the CTS gives away hundreds of books, booklets and leaflets to university chaplains both at home and abroad.
In 2019, we launched the first Catholic Prisoners’ Prayer Book, which we will provide totally free of charge to all Catholics in prison – and to prisoners enquiring about the Catholic Church too.
At CTS, nothing we do is more important than our mission to help Parishes celebrate the Mass worthily, reverently and beautifully.