Notre-Dame de Paris: the Light and the Flames

In the distant time when the liturgical reform imposed by the Second Vatican Council found fervent adherents, the celebration of the Mass took on a festive tone with new songs and optimistic sermons amid a display of deplorable scenic representations, … Continue reading

Saint Engelbert of Cologne

Archbishop of that city from 1216 – 1225, Saint Engelbert was born at Berg about 1185, and died near Schwelm on November 7, 1225. His father was Engelbert, Count of Berg, and his mother, Margaret, was daughter of the Count … Continue reading

Our Lady of Deliverance, Empress of China

In 1900, the Catholic Church was healthy and growing in China. There were forty bishops, about 800 European missionaries, 600 native Chinese priests, and the number of native Catholics throughout the whole of China proper was estimated at 700,000. It … Continue reading

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