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  • Fr. Lasance’s Quote on the Love of Flowers

    The prolific Catholic writer, the Reverend Francis Xavier Lasance (b. 1860- d. 1946), published an interesting prayer book in 1908 which has been quite popular since its first printing. This book is titled My Prayer Book, Happiness in Goodness, and I find it interesting because it is not only filled with Catholic prayers, but it also contains many quotes from…

  • St. Luke the Evangelist

    A happy feast of St. Luke the Evangelist to all of you. Last night, R. Anne reminded me that today was the splendid feast of the physician and artist, and writer!, St. Luke. Friend of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Paul, he often seems to be the¬†quiet Gospel writer, receiving less fanfare than the venerable Sts. John, Mark, and…

  • 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…