Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette – Part II: Maximin Giraud meets the Curé d’Ars

By Bernard St John   Introductory Remarks: Here is the second part of this series concerning the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, taken from the 1904 The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces by Bernard St John. There are the four parts parts in this series so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part […]

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Catholicism: Living Mystery or Human Label?

  In dialoguing with non-Catholics in secular society, the greatest problem will frequently be complete lack of understanding. This can easily arise because – often without realising it – non-Catholics and Catholics have completely different understandings of what the Church is. For within the secular world, the idea has become prevalent that Catholicism amounts to […]

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Catholic Counter Revolution, the Land and the Enlightenment Myth of Progress

Pauls Kingsnorth does not belong to the Catholic Counter Revolution – and yet his writings about land and the Enlightenment myth of progress will speak to Counter Revolutionaries everywhere.

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The Tears of the Blessed Virgin: “The Cross Will be Despised and Overthrown …”

On the Blessed Virgin’s tears for the overthrowing of the Cross, at both the Rue du Bac and La Salette …

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette – Part I: The Apparition

Introductory Remarks: This is the first part of a serialised in-depth account of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette. It is taken from the 1903 The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces by Bernard St John. There are the four parts parts in this series so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part 2 […]

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St. Catherine Labouré and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Wonderful, well-researched 1904 account of the Apparition of Our Lady in the Rue du Bac Paris to St. Catherine Labouré.

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Holy Communion with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  We are still in the Octave of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and I want to attempt to capture something of my thoughts and feelings on receiving Holy Communion last Friday, on the Feast itself. Since receiving Holy Communion on that Feast, I have been focussed on the meaning of the words, Our […]

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Feast of the Sacred Heart III

    We approach the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In order to prepare ourselves, let us consider the history that gave birth to this great Feast. It is the Third Apparition of the Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque that is relevant here. Known as the Great Revelation, this Third Apparition took place […]

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O Paray! O Feast! O Sacred Heart!

  O Paray-le-Monial, place of my heart and most sacred place of His Heart. Place where the Sacred Heart appeared to Saint Margaret Mary back in the 1670s. Lord, how I wish I were there, witnessing the pilgrims gather from far and wide, to celebrate tomorrow the great Feast of Thy Most Sacred Heart. Yet, […]

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Statues Of Christ

We return at last to our Imago weblog. Statues of Christ … The Catholic world is filled with such statues, some of them small, some of them mighty and monumental indeed. For example, overlooking Rio de Janeiro, we find Christ the Redeemer. Here is a closer view than the one above. The statue is roughly two […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part V

I have been writing here, a very personal series of reflexions, uncomfortably personal … I want to start picking up the threads now and drawing to a close in the next two or three entries. At the heart of this little series has been my own painful struggle with modernity. The crisis of our modern […]

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Hilaire Belloc on Catholic Ireland and Protestant England

Hilaire Belloc writes acutely about the history of Catholic Ireland and the Protestant English.

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Sacred Heart: Make My Heart Like Unto Thine

    Cor Jesu, rex et centrum omnium cordium, misere nobis. Heart of Jesus, King and Centre of all Hearts, have mercy on us … Such is one of the central thirty three petitions of the Litany of the Sacred Heart. O My Lord, Thou art the King and Centre of my heart. And yet […]

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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

  • First Video from Kim Buck!

  • EWTN Interview with Roger Buck here!

    TWO-part “Celtic Connections” EWTN  Interview!

    Part One here.

    Part Two here.

  • YouTube Channel – Featured Video with Roger Buck

    Probably my favourite video. Shorter, more succinct, it captures the essence of so much I’m trying to say …

  • Books from Roger Buck

     

    The Gentle Traditionalist

     

    ”Roger Buck ... in the spirit of Chesterton and Belloc ... takes on everything—from the reforms of Vatican II to the New Age ... a wonderful book.”— MICHAEL MARTIN

    ”A tale of whimsical fantasy, melancholy realism, and supernatural joy ... Buck’s deftly-reasoned post-modern apologetic for full-blooded Catholicism—a Syllabus of Errors in narrative form, a rousing hymn to ‘meaning, grace, beauty, life’.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

    "As brilliant a guide for the perplexed as this age is capable of producing” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

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    Read First Chapter Online Here!

     

    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

     

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    ”Buck goes to the heart of the problem paralyzing our broken-hearted world ... moving beyond the spirit of the age to the Spirit who moves all ages.” — JOSEPH PEARCE

    ”In this elegant feast of a book, Roger Buck ... expertly skewers the modern world ... without a drop of malice in his compassionate soul ... to reveal the bright, shining love and truth at the center of the universe—symbolised by the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and incarnate in the Catholic Church.” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”A great service to the Church ... Buck shows that the New Age is an attempt, however flawed, to escape the materialism of modernity, and that it is Catholicism in its traditional forms that can best reveal the immense reality of the suffering and love for all mankind of Christ’s Sacred Heart.”— JOSEPH SHAW

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