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  • Our Lady of Lourdes 2023

    “She is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror.”    ~Antiphon for the feast of the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary at Lourdes   Hail to Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2023!

  • St. Boniface Church: A Jewel Box in Pittsburgh

    I entered the Church of St. Boniface on Sunday for the first time. Family members had spoken of this Pittsburgh gem, but I had never had the time to make the trip to her doors prior to this week. The Sacramental Spouse, and I, were a bit late, having started out from the O.V. later than planned; and, alas, dependent on…

  • July 31: St. Ignatius Loyola, Knight of Mary

    Today the Church commemorates the glorious Knight-founder of the Jesuit Order, St. Ignatius Loyola. “In the year 1521 a cannon ball fractured the left leg of Captain Ignatius Loyola, the future founder of the Jesuits. While he was convalescing, Ignatius read about Christ and His saints and thus turned wholly to God. He then undertook to equip himself for Christ’s…

  • A Marian Poem

    Ballade to Our Lady of Czestochowa by Hilaire Belloc I Lady and Queen and Mystery manifold And very Regent of the untroubled sky, Whom in a dream St. Hilda did behold And heard a woodland music passing by: You shall receive me when the clouds are high With evening and the sheep attain the fold. This is the faith that…

  • Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh (b. 1903- d. 1966) was a Catholic writer popularly known as the author of Brideshead Revisited.  After his death in 1966, Graham Greene wrote a public letter stating that Waugh was  “the greatest novelist of my generation.” YouTube has an old interview of Waugh which is interesting: youtube.com/Waugh Face to Face interview. Enjoy! •SCF