Papal Edition We know indeed, dearly beloved, your devotion to be so warm that in the fasting, which is the forerunner of the Lord’s Easter, many of you will have forestalled our exhortations. But because the right practice of abstinence is needful not only to the mortification of the flesh but also to the … Continue reading Lenten Posts -3
Another fine post for your Lenten Journey... As we leave the Church’s calendar of Ordinary Time and enter into this season of Lent, many of us will attend Mass, receiving ashes on our forehead. The ashes we receive come from the blessed palms we received last year on Palm Sunday. And it may come as … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 2
ASH WEDNESDAY Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault Fontgombault, February 26, 2020 Convertimini ad me. Be converted to Me with all your heart. Joel 2:12 Dear Brothers and Sisters, My dearly beloved Sons, The Holy Forty Days of Penance are back, days both dreaded and desired. Dreaded, … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 1
It's frustrating that so much of the news in recent years has been spent on vilifying Russia when there is a genuine evil empire out there to be on guard against. https://youtu.be/jvS0T5LkzfY One shudders to imagine what becomes of such brave souls in Godless communist states.
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Great Return, a little known feast dating back to the seventh century. I certainly never heard of it and am grateful to the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property for making me aware of it. This rebirth of the Faith that followed … Continue reading Our Lady Of The Grand Return
James Matthew Wilson over at FIRST THINGS alerts us to the creation of The Colosseum Institute: For the Arts of Poetry and the Renewal of Catholic Letters in Our Time. He makes a strong case for the desperate need of such an institute. It is a case many of us are familiar with, but it is … Continue reading The Return of the Catholic Writer
When the idea for my novel, One Last Flight, first came to me, I thought it could make for a fun short story. Thirteen months and sixty thousand plus words later, I had a novel on my hands. More than that, I had created a world I wanted to return to again and again. I … Continue reading Sequels and Second Thoughts