The Little-Known St. Thérèse

  On October 1, the liturgy of the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, “the greatest saint of modern times,” in the words of Pope Saint Pius X. The charm … Continue reading

The Ideal Soldier

It is not every day that one meets a veteran of World War II much less one who was present during the historic battle for Iwo Jima. But I knew something was different about Norbert Arnold as he approached me … Continue reading

“Icon of the Heavenly Jerusalem”

Priests, Architects, members of liturgical councils and parishioners gathered in Mundelein, Illinois to discuss how a Church will look in 2010. What most people want is beauty! Building a Domus Dei “I was in awe. In every direction I looked, … Continue reading

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

Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

  On the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost, Holy Mother Church celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On the following day the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since this devotion … Continue reading

Our Lady of Confidence

On June 25, 1697, a Catholic home in the Eternal City celebrated the birth of a daughter! Little did the happy parents know that Divine Providence had destined this little girl to be a noble instrument in His hands to … Continue reading

The Universal Mediatrix

On May 31, the Holy Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady, Universal Mediatrix of all Graces. In this age of afflictions and dangers, when all of mankind moans under the weight of misfortunes that increase at every moment, our … Continue reading

It Is a Subtle Snare of the Evil One

There are those who fear to dishonor the Son by honoring the Mother, to abase the one in elevating the other. They cannot bear that we should attribute to Our Lady the most just praises which the holy Fathers have … Continue reading

Remembering Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15 is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. About this day, Abbot Prosper Guéranger comments how Our Lady, whom God predestined to be the Mother of His Son, was united in her person to the life, mysteries and … Continue reading

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