I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. (Hilaire Belloc, +1953)

Editor's Corner

Ælfheah of Canterbury and Leo IX of Rome

Two saints are commemorated on this 19th of April, both of the Middle Ages: Saint Ælfheah of Canterbury, more commonly known as 'Alphege', was born...

Pilgrimaging at Three Miles an Hour

It seems slow - walking, that is - and, to our modern modes of transport, it is. Bikes can move at about 20 miles...

Two Benedicts: A Wandering Beggar and A Long-Suffering Pope

A grace-filled continuing Easter season to all our readers! As we rejoice with great joy in the glory and hope of the Resurrection about...

The Hidden Holiness of Margaret of Castello

Margaret of Castello (+1287 - 1320) is the patroness of the unborn, the disabled, the blind. Little Margaret was herself 'disabled', even if she may...

The Glorious Martyrdoms of Martin and Maximus

As we continue in this joyful Easter season we recall on this 13th of April Pope Saint Martin I (+655), one of the noblest,...

Nota in Brevis

Trudeau’s New ‘Housing’ Plan

G.K. Chesterton quipped once, if memory serves, that each man, with some diligent and faithful hard work, should be able to afford 'three acres...

Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie

One more note on this April 16th, which also marks the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden in 1746, when the Scottish regiments, in...

Google as a Truth Engine?

Most people lie. At least, so it seems, according to a recent podcast by Terry O'Reilly's Under the Influence, which, unlike many shows Canada's...

The Quiet Man

Call me a sentimentalist, but it's one of my favourite short stories, evoking an Ireland that no longer is, but may be again: https://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/walshm-quietman/walshm-quietman-00-h.html The 1952...

Signs in the Sky

Signs can be ambiguous, or they can be very certain. There are the 'signs' of the sacraments fall into the latter category, given to...