Long Live Buckfast Abbey

I begin this reflection from the beautiful and prayerful grounds of Buckfast Abbey, not far from the coast at Brixham, where I have been...

Merrie England Once More

As I begin this reflection, I am on my way to the Devon coast, having just passed through Bath, set up by the Romans...

An Update from Devonshire

A few words from dreekit Devon, with the heavy rain coming down here in the village of Brixham, on the south coast of England, most...

The Inestimable Value of a Pilgrimage

Just as the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, we might say that the first step on the road to sanctity is...

The Echo of Glencoe

On the way to the Highlands, about thirty or so miles north of Dumbarton, one passes through a valley of sombre beauty and history,...

Ben Nevis

When one first arrives in Scotland, everything seems a wee bit, well, smaller or, as they might put it, ‘wee-er’. The streets are narrow,...

Liturgy and an Update

Anthony Esolen captures in a vivid and clear way what is wrong with the manner in which the Novus Ordo Mass is usually celebrated:...

Catholic Glasgow

On an intersection in Scotland’s largest city, at Glasgow Cross, the Jesuit priest Saint John Ogilvie, after brutal tortures by the ‘King’s Men’ in...

Sacred Art Briefly Considered

How often have we heard it said that beauty is in the mind of the beholder, that it has no objective existence of its...

The Long Hot Summer of 2018

On January 10, 1963, the Hon. A.S. Herlong Jr., a judge and Democratic congressman from Florida (1949-1969) read a document into the U.S. House...