Meditation Next to the Child God in the Crib

Approach the crib of the Child God with me. Let us imagine the arrival of the Magi Kings at the manger, after having followed the Star of Bethlehem with their caravans and treasure-laden animals. These sovereigns—King Balthazar, King Melchior and … Continue reading

Understanding Saint Vincent de Paul

A Review of the book Saint Vincent de Paul by Father Raymond de Thomas de Saint Laurent The book, Saint Vincent de Paul is concise and easy to read. Its author, Father Raymond de Saint Laurent wrote it with the … Continue reading

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

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Novena to Saint Joseph

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“My Soul Is Heavy Even to Death”

The following is an excerpt of Mary Bassett’s 1557 translation of Saint Thomas More’s History of the Passion which he wrote in Latin during his imprisonment in the Tower in 1534-35. For the blessed and tender heart of our most … Continue reading

A Postmodern Meditation on Death

Of all Catholic meditations, none is more wholesome than that on death. Catholic authors like Saint Alphonsus Liguori wrote passionately and extensively on the subject; modern homiletics seems to avoid it like the plague. The topic remains ever timely nevertheless. … Continue reading