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  • Our Lady on Holy Saturday: The Tower of Ivory

    “There is never a crack in the ivory tower Or a hinge to groan in the house of gold Or a leaf of the rose in the wind to wither And she grows young as the world grows old. A Woman clothed with the sun returning to clothe the sun when the sun is cold.” ~G.K. Chesterton, excerpt from The…

  • Happy Easter!

    Easter by Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins  Break the box and shed the nard; Stop not now to count the cost; Hither bring pearl, opal, sard; Reck not what the poor have lost; Upon Christ throw all away: Know ye, this is Easter Day. Build His church and deck His shrine, Empty though it be on earth; Ye have kept your…

  • Belloc on Easter Monday

    It is Easter Monday, and we remain in Easter, so a bit of Hilaire Belloc (b. 1870- d. 1953) might be in order; hence, here follows two small celebratory poems by Hilaire Belloc: Sonnet Upon God, The Wine Giver Thought Man made wine, I think God made it, too; God making all things, made Man made good wine. He taught…

  • Easter Glory

    There is much happiness in the Church at Easter, and it is reflected in this picture snapped a couple of days ago. It is the altar at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Alleluia! He is risen! Happy Easter! •SCF