Some folks at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN, came up with the idea of National Catholic Sisters Week. It’s this week. They had some sort of event to celebrate over the weekend. It was strictly LCWR. There’s been no mention on the CMSWR side of such a week or any events. In honor… Read More »
Here’s a list of some of these available. Alice Sherwin: An Historical Tale in the Days of St. Thomas More by C.J.M. Rosemary, or Life and Death by Dr. Huntington Blind Agnese, or, The little spouse of the Blessed Sacrament by Cecilia M. Caddell The Pearl of Antioch: A Picture of the East at the… Read More »
St. Agnes has been the subject of great sermons and poetry down through the ages (not to mention a major character in Cardinal Wiseman’s novel Fabiola). An excellent book about here is available online: Life of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr by Aloysius Smith. Here is a little from the introduction: SAINT AGNESE FUORI LE… Read More »
Can it be that this blog is now over 10 years old? Yes… but how could this be? Ten years ago I was a brother in the Marians and student at the Dominican House of Studies blogging about the soon to-be-released movie The Passion of the Christ. There was a lot of controversy surrounding it… Read More »
It’s hard to not want to promote this group. They are doing some incredible work. Yes, to give one decent meal to over 700,000 children a day–children that would otherwise struggle to get that meal, that often suffer from hunger–is quite an accomplishment. It’s a very simple program, yet it makes a huge impact. A… Read More »
The Marians are associated with a number of apostolates associated with Divine Mercy. Among them are Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy and the Mother of Mercy Messengers. A list of the apostolates is here.
The Great Commentary of Cornelius à Lapide was released in English as a series of books in the 19th century. He was a Flemish Jesuit who lived in from 1567 to 1637. These commentaries can be quite helpful with various passages, keeping in mind there may be some aspects to them that don’t work so… Read More »
I’m writing this mainly because I think there is a need to say something about the state of women’s religious life today, and I though it would be good to comment on two documentaries that came out at almost the same time concerning this. Each documentary comes out of its corresponding “group.” One called “Sisters”… Read More »
I would like to recommend the novel Palms by Anna Hanson Dorsey. It’s the story of St. Nemesius of Rome and his daughter Lucilla. The book is based on the account that can be found in the book The Victims of the Mamertine by Augustine O’Reilly. This novel is a moving fictional account, something like… Read More »
What are some examples? “Prayer experiences” “evolving consciousness” “global unity” “generate a force that has transformative power” “positive energy” “energizing actions” “deep integrity” “expansive sense of self” “facilitate the connectivity” In other words, New Age. Note to sisters: young Catholics don’t talk this way. Note to young Catholics: in case you didn’t notice, this isn’t… Read More »
The thoughts of Mother Elvira (foundress of Comunità Cenacolo) have not been available in English for the most part, but now, a book of some of her catechisis has been printed in an English translation called Sparks of Light: From the heart of Mother Elivra. Here’s a sample: Since we are so different, every so… Read More »
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen gives a talk in 2012.
Book: Mary Foreshadowed; or, Considerations on the Types and Figures of Our Blessed Lady in the Old Testament Author: Rev. F. Thaddeus, O.S.F. (Francis Hermans) R. Washbourne London, 1885. This has some great examples and great quotes, including a number from Raymond Jordan (Idiota). Here is an example in the comparison of Our Lady to… Read More »
Full Title: The Holy Ways of the Cross; or A Short Treatise on the Various Trials and Afflictions, Interior and Exterior, to which the Spiritual Life is Subject, and the Means of Making a Good Use Thereof. Author: Henri-Marie Boudon Year Published: 1875 Link to complete book: Holy Ways of the Cross Link to PDF
Many great works about the Blessed Virgin Mary exist in Latin, and one I recently discovered is by Denis the Carthusian. He lived in the 15th century, dedicated much of his life to prayer, study, and writing, and wrote a number of profound theological works. One of his works on Our Lady is a treatise… Read More »