Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

The True Meaning of Easter

The Resurrection represents the eternal and definitive triumph of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the complete defeat of his adversaries, and the supreme argument of our faith. Saint Paul said that, if Christ had not resurrected, our faith would be vain. … Continue reading

The Annunciation and Saint Gabriel

The following is a reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation. It comments on both the archangel and Our Lady since the feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel is on the vigil of the Annunciation. We will comment on this … Continue reading

In Praise of St. Joseph’s Logic

Taken from an Interview with Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Question: What was the occasion in Saint Joseph’s life when he practiced logic to a heroic degree? Answer: It was the well known episode when he saw that Our Lady had … Continue reading

Sweet Cross of Jesus

The Gospels show us with great clarity how much our Divine Savior in His mercy pities our pains of body and soul. We need only to recall the awesome miracles He performed in His omnipotence in order to mitigate these … Continue reading

The Afflictions of the Third Family

We live in complete chaos. “What a banal way to start an article!” some might think upon reading this opening sentence. In fact, it is banal, most banal. And I present this idea, in itself so banal, even trite, in … Continue reading

The Feast of the Assumption

The Assumption was a beautiful favor God granted to His mother. It began when Our Lady, very suavely died. Her passing is customarily called Our Lady’s dormition because the grace with which she passed from this life and the short … Continue reading

Wholesome Regionalism and Leveling Cosmopolitanism

The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on December 10, 1970. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. – Ed. There is an interesting passage in Saint Thérèse’s … Continue reading

The Prophet Daniel and the Beauty of Death

The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on July 20, 1968. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. – Ed. July 21 is the feast of the Prophet … Continue reading

Christ’s Passion in Our Days

While meditating, we often fail to link the episodes of Our Lord’s life to ourselves and the world around us. Consequently, we are shocked at the inconsistency, hatred and ingratitude of those who crucified Our Lord, after having honored Him … Continue reading

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