Preparing for Christmas

Vicente Borras Abella (1867–1945) is one of those Spanish painters who attained their full artistic maturity in the first half of the twentieth century. His family is from Valencia, a seaside city where the golden sunlight on the Mediterranean inspired … Continue reading

Painting of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres Found

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a Spanish nun lived and prayed in Quito, Ecuador. Her name was Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres y Berriochoa, a nun of the Conceptionist Order. Our Lady appeared to her asking that a statue … Continue reading

Our Lady Offers Good Success in Quito

When some people visit a place, they see all the important buildings, monuments and restaurants and then feel they know the area and its people. Something different happened to me. By happy chance, I recently visited Quito, Ecuador and instead … Continue reading

Finding the True Spirit of Holy Week

On Palm Sunday, April 9, the choir of the American TFP sang in a Tenebrae service, arranged by Father Andrew McCormick of Sacred Heart Church, in Swedesburg, Pennsylvania. The service was presided over by Father Robert Pasley of Mater Ecclesia … Continue reading