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  • The Soul at the Moment of Death

    November is upon us, and the brisk air, darkening skies, and falling leaves remind us of what the Church has dedicated this beloved month to: death. In the Catholic Church, death is not shoved off into a false closet of make-believe where we live an eternal youth romping about in adolescent clothing. In fact, the Church has always spoken of…

  • Fr. Lasance in October

    The month of the Holy Rosary, October, has arrived with its cooler temperatures, and evolving leaf scapes. It is a delightful time of the year, though one can be troubled without much effort by taking a glance at the international, or local news. It should be noted, however, that such news sources do not contain the Catholic view of the…

  • The Sweet and Holy Name of Mary

    As September in the year 2023 progresses, and the leaves are beginning to turn to yellow, the Roman Catholic Church commemorates the Most Holy Name of Mary. The Church’s liturgy for today is a veritable feast which delights in the contemplation of this holy name as seen here. Dom Prosper Gueranger (b. 1805- d. 1875) in his book The Liturgical…

  • Hail to Mary, Our Blessed Virgin Mother, on Her Nativity

    ~September the eighth is the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. The world was changed at the birth of Our Lady as described by Dom Prosper Gueranger in the following (refreshed for today) 2018 Marian Room post (for further reading, you might open the linked items in the post): Today is the celebration…

  • St. Anthony and the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Today, June the thirteenth, is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church, who is also known as the hammer of the heretics. Five years ago, we wrote about his teaching on the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am posting this writing again, today, as it is such a delight to learn about the…