St Francis of Assisi's love for the poor and his openness to all serve as the inspiration for Fratelli Tutti, the third encyclical from Pope Francis. Be inspired to embrace the themes dear to the heart of the beloved saint with these quotes on fraternity and social friendship.
The Catholic Mass can be daunting for those unfamiliar with it. Serving both as a helpful guide to those new to the Mass and as a refresher to practising Catholics, this blog clearly explains how to pray at Mass, what to do when you're struggling to pray at Mass, and also outlines the structure of the Mass.
Why is the Catholic Church against abortion? find out what the Catholic Church believes about the dignity of life, when an embryo becomes a person, why taking the life of another human being is never acceptable, and what to do if you've had an abortion.
Ever wondered how the saints prayed? Here are three methods of praying employed by three influential saints, which you can try in your own prayer life.
Flos Carmeli, (“Flower of Carmel”) is both a hymn and a prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, said to have been composed by St Simon Stock. The Carmelite Order traces back its origins to a group of hermits who lived on Mt Carmel in the Holy Land in the twelfth century.
What does holiness look like in modern times? Many beloved saints lived in times completely different from our own. However, the 20th century saw many examples of modern holiness, such as Blessed Peter to Rot and Blessed Maria Romero Meneses. Though the two blesseds happen to have their feasts on the same day, they never met and lived very different lives.