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      Avila’s Teresa

      (From our archives, on the great 16th century Carmelite reformer Saint Theresa of Avila, whose sparkling, vivid and very human personality echoes through the...

      The Surviving Salve Reginas in England

      England has long been called Our Lady’s Dowry despite her official departure from the Catholic Faith during the 16th century. In 1534, King Henry...

      The Holy Eucharist: Sine Dominico Non Possumus

      On this mountain the Lord of Hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food (Is. 25:6). Once again this Sunday the lessons...

      A Full Glimpse of Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

      (In light of this being the feast of Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman, a reprisal of this fine piece from Carl Sundell seemed well...

      What and Why to Read from the Current Magisterium

      Over the past  week, Pope  Francis has issued not one but  two relatively “major” documents, along with the  standard fare of other  routine Papal...

      Faustina, Poland and Christ’s Kingship

      "As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words:  I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to...

      Anton Bruckner’s Locus Iste

      Anton Bruckner (+1896) composed the motet Locus iste in 1869, for the Votivkapelle, or the 'votive chapel' for the New Cathedral in Linz, Austria,...

      Saints Newman and Paul’s Logical Minds

      Much of the pleasure in writing about John Henry Newman comes from the opportunity to quote his exquisite prose. Consider this statement from a...
      Pope St. John Paul II

      Proclaiming Saint Therese A Doctor of the Church

      PROCLAMATION OF ST THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS AND THE HOLY FACE AS A "DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH" HOMILY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 19 October 1997 ...

      Sainte Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

      Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, or, like the saints of...