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...

The Path to Rome

From the preface to The Path to Rome, 1902I said, “I will start from the place where I served in arms for my sins;...

Canadians in arms

Address (in part) given by Brigadier G. P. Vanier, D.S.O., M.C. at graduation class exercises, O.T.C., Brockville.First comes faith. Faith in God and in His...

Easy Essays

Easy Essays Sheed and Ward, 1936Looking at property, Fr. Henry Carr, Superior of the Basilians, says:Socialists and Communists battle against the unequal conditions of the poor. Presumably they...

The Catholic Land Movement

Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P., S.T.M., from the Catholic Land Movement: it's motives. C.T.S.: London, 1932.Out of Egypt have I called my son (Mt 2:15, Jer...

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...

The Three Taps

Chapter 1. The Euthanasia PolicyIn a sense, though, insurance was but an empirical science until the Indescribable Company made its appearance. The man who...

Lost Lectures or The Fruits of Experience

Maurice Baring, Lost Lectures of the Fruits of Experience. Peter Davies Ltd, London: 1932. From: High-Brows and Low-BrowsOver and over again it has been my fortune...

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....