Immortalized by Jean Anouilh’s play, Thomas Becket remains one of the most well known English saints. The numerous retellings and productions of his story populate our imaginations with vivid scenes […]
In his annual Christmas message, Archbishop Richard Smith offers reminds us of the gifts of the Magi to the newborn Jesus: gold, myrrh, and frankincense. For the year just past […]
We all want Christmas to be a special time of year, with family, friends and the perfect gifts for all. But often we get caught up in materialistic trappings, consumerist […]
I recently moved to Toronto to join the Novalis team. This is the first time I have been commuting on a train, and then walking any distance to my job. […]
Impatience taught me my very first Latin word.
The staff at Novalis joins the world in mourning the horrific loss of lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We pray for the students, the staff, their […]
According to St. John of the Cross, God speaks in silence. The challenge for us is to learn how to speak his language. “It is best to learn to silence […]
Today Catholics across the Americas celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. While the day commemorates Saint Juan Diego’s vision of Mary in 1531, it also celebrates a deeper […]
Our new Associate Publisher, Glenn Byer, takes some time to tell us about his background, this upcoming year, some inspiring reading, and the Christmas season.
We launch this blog today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, because it reminds us of a particular moment in time. For it was on this day, back in 1935, […]