This is from a letter of St. John of Avila, a new Doctor of the Church. The original book from 1631 is found here.
When I saw For Greater Glory, I noticed that Bl. Miguel Pro was noticeably absent, but I also thought, “But there is a movie about him already.” A portrayal of his execution is present at the end of the movie, but there doesn’t seem to be any mention of him otherwise. Yes, there was a… Read More »
I’ve got a book filled with great quotes from St. Maximilian Kolbe (Maria Was His Middle Name). Here’s an example: “[Mary’s] will does not differ from the will of God. Calling upon Her without reserve, you manifest a love for the will of God, for Her will is so perfect that in nothing does it… Read More »
June 28, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of this first Lithuanian to be beatified and renovator of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. In Lithuania and for the Marians, this is the “Year of Blessed George.” The large phrase above is Bl. George’s motto: Conquer Evil with Good. The Marians in the… Read More »
This topic has become near and dear to my heart. I would like to point out that all of the Opera Omnia of St. Lawrence of Brindisi has been translated into English by Fr. Vernon Wagner, O.F.M.Cap., of Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, and most of it has been published. All of his sermons are included in… Read More »
Although it is not certain when, I feel that young people all over the world should know that someone who would be younger than me if she were still alive is going to be BEATIFIED. The story of Chiara Luce Badano is very ordinary and yet extremely exceptional. Look at these dates: Chiara Luce Badano… Read More »
The T.S. Eliot play Murder in the Cathedral is quite an impressive work. It treats the last days of St. Thomas Becket in a symbolic and thought-provoking manner. I think it would be wonderful to see if performed live someday. Still, it is possible to listen to an audio adaptation here and now, (if you… Read More »
From his poem “To the English Martyrs” Ah, happy Fool of Christ, unawed By familiar sanctities, You served your Lord at holy ease ! Dear Jester in the Courts of God In whose spirit, enchanting yet, Wisdom and love, together met, Laughed on each other for content ! That an inward merriment, An inviolate soul… Read More »