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St. Teresa Margaret Redi – Intimate Friend of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Those who seek to please God without reservation, at all times and in every situation, draw upon themselves the divine gaze and receive from the Sacred Heart of Jesus the greatest affection and care. Imagine that entering the library of a monastery, we go to the hagiography section and find a book entitled The Friends of God. It is a...

St. Odile of Alsace – Blind to Herself, an Eagle for God

In the time of St. Odile, the splendours of Christian Civilization were just beginning to emerge, but in the soul of this abbess of Carolingian calibre, they already dwelt in their fullness. Blind from birth, she became an eagle: her soul always soared to God! The souls who beheld the Saints of the High Middle Ages, whose supernatural sights were...

St. Anthony – Father of Monastic Life

He was a shining light at the beginning of ascetic monastic life and, by his constancy and fidelity, he became a solid rock on which the Church rested in order to dispel the perfidious attacks of heresy. On mountain heights or desert expanses, men full of fervour discovered heroic ways of living in solitude as a means of uniting themselves...

An Unmistakably Portuguese Easter!

Among the almond sweets, prepared with chocolate, liqueur and multi-coloured sugar, there is a very inviting offering which, due to its special flavour and symbolism, is never refused by visitors: the Easter Folar. It is Easter day. You can hear the pealing of the bells from the top of the church steeples and the vibrant echo of the hand bells...

Stories for Children: The Crystal Pendant

Captivated by the exquisite textiles, Rebecca began to imagine the admiration they would win for her. She removed the crystal pendant and handed it to the woman without imagining the tragedy about to befall her. Long ago, in a small German village, lived a poor farmwoman named Annamarie. The birth of her first daughter gladdened her immensely, but her joy...
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