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  • Winter Reading

    “He did not hate the Winter now, for he knew that it was merely the Spring asleep, and that the flowers were resting.”  – Oscar Wilde from The Selfish Giant I love short stories especially those that address such topics as the redemptive action of Christ, personal conversion, the blossoming of love and hope, the restoration of Eden, and/or the…

  • Epiphany Art

    As Catholics continue in the octave of the Epiphany, we joyfully contemplate the Christ Child along with the Magi. For today, I am posting three pieces of art that offer us glimpses of this Holy Child, Jesus Christ. The first piece of art is a poem by George Herbert which is titled Love III: Love III Love bade me welcome,…

  • Epiphany: The Kings’ Feast

    Today is the Epiphany, a feast once celebrated with grandeur and joy. Let us revive Epiphany celebrations; let us restore Catholic culture in our homes and in our families. To learn about the history of Catholic Epiphany customs, I am posting the following Epiphany-related text from the French priest and Benedictine monk, Dom Prosper Gueranger (b. 1805- d. 1875): Theodosius,…

  • Christmas

    “I don’t know what to do! I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”  ~ Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol by…

  • Our Lady of Czestochowa

    Today is the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and, for this occasion, I am re-posting a poem which was written by the English-French Catholic writer, Hilaire Belloc (b. 1870- d. 1953). This poem is a tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa. The name of this Marian ode…