Category Archives: Catholic Devotions

The Courage of Christ

By | November 15, 2022

From The Courage of Christ by Fr. Henry Schuyler, S.T.L. His experience, in the eyes of His fellow-men, was limited. Yet the mind of Christ was greater than the world He lived in. Through the supernatural light that filled it, He saw plainly before Him the one great work He was to accomplish. This and… Read More »

From “The Life of Our Life”

By | April 19, 2014

A meditation for Holy Saturday… From Volume II of the book by Rev. Henry Coleridge. London: Burns and Oates, 1876. Still there was no provision made for the solemn entombment of our Lord. The disciples were still scattered and in hiding. St. John alone was there, with our Blessed Lady, St. Mary Magdalene, and some… Read More »

Mary Foreshadowed

By | September 24, 2013

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 »

The Holy Ways of the Cross

By | September 17, 2013

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

Some translation from Cardinal Berulle’s “Life of Jesus”

By | August 11, 2013

The powerful thoughts of Cardinal Berulle (founder of the French School of Spirituality, which included St. John Eudes and St. Louis Marie de Montfort) are, for the most part, not translated into English. I’ve put together a rough translation from an Italian text concerning a reflection on the Annunciation: In Nazareth is a small house… Read More »

A Rare Mariological Classic in English

By | July 16, 2012

The Devout Client of Mary by Paul Segneri, a translation of Il Devoto della Vergine (Original Edition) published in 1677. This book could be called “True Devotion before De Montfort’s True Devotion.” It actually has a section called “The Motives Which May Help Us To Obtain True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.” A brief… Read More »