Lessons From Our Lady of the Good Encounter

The apparitions of Our Lady to a poor shepherdess, Benoîte Rencurel (1664-1718) in Laus, France are special. They involve the simplicity of a young woman and the attitude of Our Lady regarding virtue. At a young age, Benoîte already showed … Continue reading

Piping for Life Atop Croagh Patrick

On March 12, five members of Irish Society for Christian Civilisation (ISFCC) did a barefoot pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick for the special intention of preserving the Eighth Amendment. The pilgrims were blessed with extraordinarily good weather on … Continue reading

“The Ham Lady” and the Art of Ham Curing

Off the Beaten Path… in Princeton, Kentucky Spain is a country that is world-renowned for their pork products. Everything from air-dried cured ham, to their mouth-watering Prosciutto, have delighted travelers for ages. One need not travel to the Iberian Peninsula … 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

The Allure of Lourdes

As I sat down in the train for the final leg of my trip to Lourdes, I could not help but reflect that this was a trip repeated so many times by tens of millions of pilgrims from all over … Continue reading

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