Category Archives: Catholic Devotions

Some Audio from the LP

By | April 5, 2009

From the LP A Day of Pilgrimage at Lourdes Notice the great zeal in the prayers at the beginning of this sample. One might almost call it “charismatic,” but this is 1955 (or perhaps even earlier, since the LP was released in 1955). I find this LP to be a beautiful expression of faith.

A Mysterious and Wonderful LP

By | March 31, 2009

Westminster Records released classical music for the most part. Here, however, is something quite Catholic and quite unusual for the label. “A Day of Pilgrimage at Lourdes” is a sound documentary, without commentary, of various events and celebrations that occurred on the Feast of the Sacred Heart in either 1954 or 1955. I’m not sure… Read More »

Mary at Mass

By | February 22, 2009

Fr. Charles De Keyser, S.S.S., wrote years ago that “Our Lady understood the primacy of the Mass more perfectly and participated more fully in the Mass than any other creature.” This makes sense. She would have had a great understanding of what was happening at those early Eucharistic celebrations–the greatest of anyone, in fact. “Being… Read More »

Vaughan on Love

By | September 20, 2008

Fr. John Vaughan wrote quite well on love here: WHAT the sun is in the material order, that love is in the social and moral order. As the sun burnishes the tips of the mountains, lights up the valleys, and converts seas and rivers into liquid gold, making a Paradise where but a moment ago… Read More »

Mary is Our Mother

By | July 18, 2008

On Calvary, Mary united herself to the sacrifice of her Son and made her own maternal contribution to the work of salvation, which took the form of labour pains, the birth of the new humanity. In addressing the words “Woman, behold your son” to Mary, the Crucified One proclaims her motherhood not only in relation… Read More »