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  • Modern Ladies Speak

    I think the ladies among our readers, and perhaps the gentlemen, as well, might enjoy the podcast called The Modern Lady. The podcast is hosted by two Catholic Canadians, Michelle and Lindsay (I searched for their full names, but I could not find them). The podcasts are chock-full of encouragement for women of all ages. The duos last podcast (as…

  • Henry Wingate, Artist

    Henry Wingate is a Catholic artist residing in Madison County, Virginia. I think you will enjoy this series of videos produced about him by the Archdiocese of Washington: I enjoy seeing an artist at work in his studio. May you have a good day. ~SCF

  • The Blessed Virgin Mary in Poetry

    The Virgin by William Wordsworth (b. 1770- d. 1850) Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Woman! above all women glorified, Our tainted nature’s solitary boast; Purer than foam on central ocean tost; Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn With fancied roses, than the unblemished moon Before her wane begins on…

  • A Hidden Icon of Mary, The Advocata Nostra

    Today’s post is a 2018 article written by Patricia Enk from the blog, Illumina, Domine. This interesting article discusses a search by the Catholic writer Paul Badde for a long-hidden icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is tucked away in a cloistered convent in Rome. There is little known of this icon: there are no reprints of it for…

  • Mary, The Divine Shepherdess

    Today, the Church honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady, Mother of the Divine Shepherd. Our Lady, herself, has been known as the Divine Shepherdess, aka, La Divina Pastora, and La Divine Bergère. There have been numerous images of Our Lady which depict her shepherding the flock of Christ. This morning, I looked about for a good…