Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

Zeal for the Most Holy Name of Mary

In times past, people considered names to be symbolic of the person. This was so true that for a long time people even gave great importance to initials, a kind of symbol of the name, which in turn is a … Continue reading

Discovering the Wisdom of Saint Ignatius

The Spiritual Exercises by Saint Ignatius of Loyola are often presented as a magnificent sequence of logical arguments that can lead a person to amend his life, save his soul, choose his state in life or make important resolutions. While … Continue reading

Reflections on the Ascension

Upon entering Jerusalem, we recall that here rested Our Lord Jesus Christ in a closed sepulcher, penetrated by neither air nor light, His Sacred Body disfigured by wounds. Wrapped in the Holy Shroud, Our Lord lies in utter darkness, reduced … Continue reading

Clothed in Light

You may also like Clothed in Light Saint Michael the Archangel, Model of the Perfect Knight St. Louis IX Crusader and Statesman Devotion to the Heart of Mary Will Save the World What Our Lady Said at Fatima on September … Continue reading

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

You may also like Lenten Reflections on the Passion of Christ Commentary on the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Dignified Pride Is the Harmonious Complement of Humility Our Lady’s Birth and the Triumph of Her Reign Sweet … Continue reading

Understanding the Richness of the Angelus

The Angelus is a very brief, eminently logical and well made three-point meditation on the Incarnation. The first meditation is: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived of the Holy Spirit. The second one is: Behold … Continue reading

The Grandeur of the King Dignifies the Cook

Consider the aerial view of Windsor Castle shown in the upper picture. The first impression one has is of a setting for a fairy tale—the immensity of the edifice, the marvelous variety of its parts, the delicacy and strength affirmed … Continue reading

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