No Peace Without Chastity

A Holy Abbess The Benedictine–Cistercian calendar commemorates today Saint Franca of Piacenza, virgin (1173–1218). Franca was an intrepid monastic reformer. After enduring sufferings and persecutions...

“I will never be able to thank enough”

Blessed Maria Gabriella was “a little soul.” She has affinities with Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, Blessed Elizabeth of...

Blessed Maria Gabriella dell’Unità

An Offering to the Father Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagghedu, a Cistercian nun of Grottaferrata in Italy, died on April 23rd in 1939. Pope John Paul...

The Wounds of Christ Applied to the Soul

“See my hands and my feet” (Lk 24:39). Jesus would have us contemplate his holy and glorious wounds. The wounds of the Risen Christ are...

Our Wounded God

Christ’s Holy and Glorious Wounds I was present in Saint Peter’s Square last Sunday when, in the course of Holy Mass, Pope Benedict XVI preached...