How often Her Majesty spoke to us of her enduring faith in our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Year after year, in those Christmas messages, she did so, explaining that her faith was the foundation and guide for her life of service, how from that faith she drew stability, openness to all, comfort in sorrow and strength in crisis.
Read the message of Pope Francis to King Charles III upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
St John Chrysostom was not afraid of speaking the truth. A famed theologian, he gained the name Chrysostom or "golden-mouthed" for his eloquent preaching. He faced much opposition to his reforms as Archbishop of Constantinople and later died in exile.
A French legend tells of a man hearing angels singing on the night of 8 September and being told that the Virgin Mary had been born on that night. Her earthly birth is celebrated (like that of St John the Baptist) because it announced to the world the coming of Jesus, the beginning of the New Covenant.
Mother Teresa was an Albanian missionary in India who gave up everything she had for a life of poverty. With her sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, she cared daily for many poor, sick, and dying people. Be inspired by her life to find inspiration for your prayer life, including five tips to boost your prayer life.
A reluctant Pope who became the "Apostle of the English", St Gregory the Great became a Doctor of the Church.