Queenship of Mary

The 22nd of August of the feast of the Queenship of Mary, which this year falls on a Sunday, one week after the Assumption....

The Holy Mass Part VII: The Culmination of the Sacrifice

This Sunday’s reflection is the seventh in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

Biber’s Rosary Sonatas

We will post our Sunday musical selection a day early this week, as there is a Marian theme, fitting for this Saturday in August,...

Saint Bernard, Contemplatio in Actio

Today, the 20th of August, the universal Church celebrates “the man of the twelfth century”, St Bernard of Clairvaux. Born in 1090 in Fontaines, France,...

Saint Helena

Wednesday 18 August 2021 marks the feast of St Helena, Mother of the Emperor Constantine the Great. St Helena is also known - perhaps...

Return of the Taliban, 2.0

What is one to say of the 'fall of Afghanistan' over the weekend, which many - myself included - predicted as soon as we...

Byrd’s Magnificat

William Byrd (ca. 1540 - 1623) was an unabashed Catholic composer during the tumultuous time of the 'Reformation' - more properly, the revolt in...

The Holy Mass Part VI: The Bread of Life

This Sunday’s reflection is the sixth in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

Our Lady’s Assumption

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of...

The Greatness of the Lord in Mary

When we pray the Magnificat of Mary, we sing to the Lord with her in the opening line: My soul proclaims the greatness of...