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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch. 9: ‘A Prisoner of the Vatican’

This ninth and final chapter of the life of Pope Pius IX covers the twilight years of Christendom and of Pope Pius IX where he regarded himself as a ’prisoner of the Vatican.’

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 8: The Seizure of Rome and the Last Stand of the Papal Zouaves

This eighth chapter of the life of Pope Pius IX covers the seizure of Rome, the last stand of the Papal Zouaves and Christendom betrayed.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 7: Ultramontanism and the First Vatican Council

This seventh chapter of the Life of Pope Pius IX covers the crisis of Christendom, Ultramontanism and an account of the First Vatican Council (drawn from that of Cardinal Manning’s).

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 6: Counter-Revolution and the Syllabus of Errors

This sixth chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the background to the Syllabus of Errors and includes the full text. It also looks at the life of this great pope of the age of Ultramontanism and Counter-Revolution.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 5: On the Annexation of the Papal States, Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and More

This fifth chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the annexation of the Papal States, the proclamation of dogma of the Immaculate Conception and more.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 4: Conspiracy, War and Revolution

This fourth chapter of the Life of Pope Pius IX examines his early papacy – in a Christendom, besieged by conspiracy, war and revolution.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 3: The Conclave Elects a New Pope

This third chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the conclave of 1846 which elected the great Bl. Pius IX – in the face of the conspiracy to overcome Christendom.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 2: The Carbonari and Other Secret Societies

This second chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the challenges the new Pope would face in the form of the masonic-type secret societies such as the Carbonari, the Illuminati and their conspiracy against Christendom.

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Life of Pope Pius IX Ch 1: Early Years in Christendom Despoiled

This first chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the early years of the future pope -amidst a Christendom despoiled by revolution.

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Dom Prosper Guéranger and the Catholic Counter Revolution

Gary Potter provides a rich, evocative and important sketch of both Dom Prosper Guéranger and the Catholic Counter Revolution in which he was situated in Nineteenth Century France.

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The Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus to Bl. Benoîte Rencurel

Here is a detailed account of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus to Bl. Benoîte Rencurel – as written by J. Spencer Northcote.

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart in Catholic Ireland

How did the Sacred Heart devotion become so established in Catholic Ireland? One must look to Fr. James Cullen and his Irish Messenger of the Sacred Heart.

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Pellevoisin and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – Part V: After the Apparitions …

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: Here we resume with the fifth part of our series on the reported Marian Apparitions of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. These are taken from a 1904 book by Bernard St John – who, in fact, personally knew Estelle Faguette, the visionary at Pellevoisin. This latest […]

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Pellevoisin and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – Part IV: The Final Apparitions

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: Here we resume with the fourth part of our series on the reported Apparitions of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. These are taken from a 1904 book by Bernard St John – who, in fact, personally knew Estelle Faguette, the visionary at Pellevoisin. We also refer […]

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette Part IV – The Fate of Maximin Giraud

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: Here is the most recent part of this serialised in-depth account concerning the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, taken from the 1903 The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces by Bernard St John. (See our first part here, for more about this). Here are the four […]

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Pellevoisin and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – Part III: The Scapular of the Heart of Jesus

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: Here we resume with the third part of our series on the reported Apparitions of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. These are taken from a 1904 book by Bernard St John – who, in fact, personally knew Estelle Faguette, the visionary at Pellevoisin. For more about […]

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Pellevoisin and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – Part II: “I am All Merciful”

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: Here we resume with the second part of our series on the reported Apparitions of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. These are taken from a 1904 book by Bernard St John – who, in fact, personally knew Estelle Faguette, the visionary at Pellevoisin. For more about […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part X: The Later Years

1904 account of the aftermath of the Lourdes miracle and the later years of St. Bernadette.

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Pellevoisin and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – Part I: The First Apparitions

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: In Nineteenth Century France, four great Apparitions of Our Lady occurred – in 1830 at the Rue du Bac in Paris, in 1846 at La Salette, in 1858 at Lourdes and in 1871 at Pontmain. All four of these have received full approval from the Catholic Church […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part IX: After the Apparitions

By Bernard St John     Introductory Remarks: Here we continue with the ninth part of our account taken from Bernard St John’s out-of-print 1904 book, The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces. The beginning of the series can be found here. We will also note that we think Bernard St John’s text is a […]

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