Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

The Mother: Love, Affection, Goodness, and Mercy

  The following reflections are taken from an informal lecture given by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on May 24, 1995. His words have been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. –Ed. Our Lady is the archetype of all mothers. Sometimes, … Continue reading

Saint Joachim and Confidence

The following text is taken from an informal lecture Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on August 15, 1963. It has been translated and adapted for publication without his revision. —Ed. The excerpts about Our Lady’s father, Saint Joachim, are … Continue reading

They Tied His Hands Because He Did Good

Why didst Thy executioners bind Thee, O Lord? What had Thy hands done, that they should be tied? Who can say, Lord, what glory these hands gave to God when they first received the kisses of Our Lady and Saint … Continue reading

The Visitation Revisited

A painting of the Visitation, by TFP artist Dias Tavares. The following text is adapted from a lecture Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on July 2, 1970. It has been translated and edited for publication without his revision. The … Continue reading

Saint Francis Solano: The Apostle of Joy

The following text is an excerpt from a lecture given by Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on August 16, 1974. It has been translated and adapted for publishing without the author’s revision. –Ed. Saint Francis Solano is very dear to … Continue reading

Preserving Confidence Amid the Dark Night

Life is a continuous struggle that ranges from moments of sadness to times of joy. Divine Providence has provided men with a sensible sign of this. Think of the sunrise. The sun is born at dawn and becomes increasingly splendorous … Continue reading

Seeking the True Joy of Christmas

The state of world events is so uncertain that it is impossible to know the conditions in which we will celebrate Christmas or what the New Year will bring. This is a Christmas in which Americans are filled with uncertainty, … Continue reading

Spiritual Decoration vs. Materialist Decoration

In the first picture, 1,500 representatives of the United Nations meet in the Assembly Chamber of the Luxembourg Palace built between 1615 and 1620 for Maria de Medici under the direction of Solomon de Brosse. The ambience is admirably suited … Continue reading

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