Summa, Question 168: mirth.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica Question 168, Article 4.Whether there is a sin in lack of mirth?I answer that, In human affairs whatever is against reason is a...

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It may be remembered that Miss Dunham noted how Gilbert used to make a mysterious sign in the air as he lit his cigar....

Song (To C. L.)

From collected poems, 1911Song (To C. L.)The corn is garnered, the swallows fly, The leaves fall soft on their wintry bed. There was a dream in...

Canadians in arms pt 3

Camouflage S. M. George Massey, C.M.S.C. from B.M.A. “Blitz,” Vol. 1, No. 3 Brockville, ON: July 1942.They tell us tales of camouflage, The art of hiding things; Of painted...

Introduction to the Devout Life

31. Pastimes and recreations. To get out into the open air, be entertained by happy, friendly conversation, play the lute or some other musical...

Padre’s corner

Padre's corner“These is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any...

Canadians in arms pt 2

Shown here about to enter Campobasso’s Holy Rosary Church are Roman Catholic personnel of three Canadian infantry units. Fresh from the Italian front, where they had been relieved by soldiers of...

The Newfoundland Quarterly

Vol IV, No. 2 (October 1904)The Old Coat of Arms at Placentia: The French ArmsAlthough the Fleur-de-Lis was from time immemorial used in ornamentation...

My beads

Born either in 1834 in Limerick, Ireland or Norfolk, Virginia, Fr. Ryan was described by a contemporary as having “an open, manly character.” He...

The Ballad of the White Horse

“Mother of God,” the wanderer said, “I am but a common king, Nor will I ask what saints may ask, To see a secret thing.”***“When our last...