John of Kanty’s Quiet Life

John of Cantius (1390 - 1473), or 'Kanty' in the original Polish transliteration - was a scholar, a teacher, a gentleman, a priest and,...

Adelaide, Netflix, Anathema Sit

Saint Adelaide, whose memorial was yesterday in that broad calendar of the blessed, was the first, and as far as I know only, Empress...

The Acronymistic Advent O Antiphons

On December 17th we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas, sort of analogous to the more familiar twelve days of Christmas...

German and Paglian Scandal

What are we to say of the German bishop’s conference – now well traversed on its own path of ‘synodality’ – which just proclaimed...

The Many Faces of Justin Trudeau

I just had to post this, at least for posterity's sake. Poignant and evincing.

Fra Juan’s Canticle of Light and Darkness

The Carmelite Order traces its spiritual roots back to the prophet Elijah, but its practical foundation was in the twelfth century, round about the...

Lucy’s Light

It may be difficult to believe in these dark December days, but a scant week from now, the days, as we approach winter solstice....

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother and Mystery

We celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe today, a commemoration elevated to a feast on the eve of the Third Millennium by Pope John Paul...

Pope Damasus’ Formidable Faith

Saint Damasus (305 - 384), the Pope who oversaw the universal Church during the Arian crisis from 366 to his death in good old...

Separez Vous

Besides being the joyful feast of Saint Nicholas, the sixth of December is also the sombre anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in 1989,...