Monthly Archives: January 2014

Feast of St. John Bosco

Today on this Feast of St. John Bosco, let us reflect on the miracles of his life and love for the child. And let us pray to him for the children of the world.

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Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Reflections on St. Francis de Sales on the day of his Feast in the traditional liturgy – with short extracts from the Treatise on the Love of God.

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On Ireland and the Anglosphere, Protestantism and New Age Neo-Paganism

Some reflections on Catholic Ireland and its exceptional role in regards to the Anglosphere, Protestantism and New Age Neo-Paganism.

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Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Pondering the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul in the context of the liturgical year of the traditional Catholic liturgy.

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On the Most Holy Name of Jesus

    ‘Is not this he who persecuted at Jerusalem those who invoked the name of Jesus’ (Acts of the Apostles ix. 21). These words were spoken about St. Paul, whose conversion we celebrate this Saturday, the twenty-fifth of January. It is interesting that this feast of St. Paul’s conversion falls in this month of January, which is dedicated […]

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God Now Has a Human Heart …

At the centre of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus lies the staggering realisation that since the Incarnation, God now has a human heart …

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Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome

  Today is the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome. In this season after Epiphany, the liturgy focuses on the manifestation of the Divinity of Jesus, as revealed at His Baptism. This important feast is placed within this season, for it reveals the divine roots of Holy Mother Church, the Church of Jesus Christ. […]

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Time After Epiphany: Carrying the Treasure of Christmastide

In the Liturgical time after Epiphany, it is well to reflect on all the treasures bestowed by Christmastide …

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The Destruction of the Twelve Days of Christmas

      Roger and I returned to Ireland in April. Our house is opposite the village chapel, which sounds the Angelus at twelve noon and six o’clock in the evening. After living in the UK, where the Angelus is rarely heard, this was so exciting for me. I had the imagination that we were […]

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