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      Stabat Mater Dolorosa

      On this memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, two beautiful renditions of Jacopone de Todi's 13th century poem, Stabat Mater, meditating on the sorrows...

      Adoramus Te, Christe

      On this feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and in the glow of the days thereafter, here are two musical settings of...

      Hail, O Cross, Our Only Hope!

      Ave Crux, Spes Unica! When I was a post-novice, at the Floriana Capuchin friary, it always touched my heart the beautiful beneath the niche at...

      Embracing our Cross

      If anyone wants to become my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mt. 16:24). As we continue our...
      Pope St. John Paul II

      Pope Saint John Paul II Reflects on the Cross

      (An excerpt from a homily preached by Pope Saint John Paul II in Lesotho, in 1988): In the Gospel of this feast we are witnesses...

      The Holy Name of Mary

      The feast of the Holy Name of Mary, celebrated on September 12th, has a long history. It was in 1513 when Pope Julius III...

      Without the Cross, There is No Church, and No Salvation

      Whoever wants to become my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mk. 8:34). It is by the Cross...

      Telemann’s Tremendous Task

      George Philip Telemann (1681 - 1767) was one of the most prolific and prodigious composers in all history, with at least 3000 musical works...

      Our Secret Vote: God is Watching

      John Gerard Lewis has written a book that might startle many cafeteria Catholics who consider themselves fully liberated from the fixed and objective traditions...

      Mary’s Birthday: A Day of Universal Joy

      Wednesday, September 8th, is the feast of the Nativity of Mary, the Mother of God. It was the great Greek Church Father, St John...