Tag Archives: Valentin Tomberg

Secularism and the Feast of Christ the King

  Today is the Feast of Christ the King. And how Kim and I have been blessed today by a high Latin Mass celebrated today by the Institute of Christ the King … Now, it is a truism that the Catholic Church has changed a great deal since Vatican II. It is also a truism […]

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Stammering about Hilaire Belloc and the Modern World

Stammering about Hilaire Belloc and the Modern World

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Valentin Tomberg on Hope and the Renewal of the Church

On the hope of Valentin Tomberg …

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Steiner, Tomberg, Belloc: Education and Christian Civilisation

Three extremely different figures, Steiner, Tomberg, Belloc call for the same thing to save Christian civilisation …

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Valentin Tomberg, the New Age and the Way of the Heart

Or: An Open Letter on the Salvation of the World     APOLOGIA This Page is in process of a regrettable Deconstruction. The Deconstruction will be ongoing over the days ahead. We will explain the reasons for this regrettable Deconstruction and aim for a Reconstruction with most of this material and indeed expanded on. Until […]

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On Degeneration, Disaster and War: Valentin Tomberg and the Lady of All Nations

“Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war.” So runs the second petition of a prayer, which – according to reports already available in the 1950s – had issued forth from Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in the Netherlands. Degeneration, disaster, war – […]

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

From Valentin Tomberg on Charles de Gaulle of France, Pope Paul VI and averting chaos in the Catholic Church in 1968.

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

Very personal thoughts regarding Valentin Tomberg and the French Counter Revolutionary tradition of the Sacred Heart.

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

Further reflexions on Valentin Tomberg and the Catholic Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which commenced in Paray-le-Monial, France through the Apparitions to St Margaret Mary.

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

Catholic France, the Sacred Heart, Valentin Tomberg and Paray-le-Monial … some very personal reflexions.

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Portals into the Catholic Mystery: A Very Personal Hello Again

Hello again Friends, Known and Unknown, This weblog starts up again … after months of winter. And although most of the time, I resist the temptation to very personal and informal writing at this blog – I’ll make an exception here. (Note the contractions I wouldn’t normally use). Many personal events have sharpened my awareness […]

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All Things Made New by Stratford Caldecott (Review)

Stratford Caldecott’s All Things Made New serves to wonderfully restore symbolism and numerological correspondences to the Catholic imagination.

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O Eliphas Lévi …

On Eliphas Lévi, Counter-Revolution, Valentin Tomberg and more …

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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 5: The Catholic Sacraments

How a convert from the New Age found the Catholic Sacraments …

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Witnesses to the Wind of Death: Valentin Tomberg and Malachi Martin

  For my part, it has been striking to note a metaphor used in common, by both Valentin Tomberg and Malachi Martin – those two great defenders of the Catholic Tradition who witnessed and deplored the changes in the Church during the 1960’s. For regarding the Second Vatican Council and its outcomes, both of these […]

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The Curé d’Ars by François Trochu (Review – with Extracts from the Book)

A review – with lengthy extracts – from François Trochu’s classic biography of the Curé d’Ars. This book offers a window not only onto the life of the Saint, but of Catholic France.

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Easter in England: The Anglican Ordinariate and Catholic Tradition

A Catholic convert and former Anglican looks at the Easter advent of the new Ordinariate as a historic moment for England – and for tradition.

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 1: Origins

First part of a series discussing symbols and imagery in the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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