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...

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...

In each child

In each childI haven’t the strength to hold For yet one moment more An acrid haze of molten air Shrouds the burning shore Entire town engulfed in flame This...

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...

Lost Lectures of the Fruits of Experience

Maurice Baring, Lost Lectures of the Fruits of Experience. Peter Davies Ltd, London: 1932. Chapter 12: Music.But the most remarkable musical experiences of my life happened...

Generally Speaking

On American moralsAs I also have the habit, and have never been able to imagine how it could be connected with morality or immorality,...

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...

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...

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...