Monthly Archives: July 2012

On Mélanie Calvat: Sr Mary of the Cross: Shepherdess of La Salette by Fr Paul Gouin (Review)

A haunting biography of Mélanie Calvat, shepherdess of La Salette.

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette Part III – The Secrets of La Salette

Introductory Remarks:  This is part of a series of entries at this site telling the story of Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette. Here are the parts so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part 2  Maximin Giraud meets the Curé d’Ars Part 3 The Secrets of La Salette Part 4 The Fate of Maximin Giraud There […]

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part I: The First Apparitions

This is the first instalment in a masterful, detailed and well-researched 1904 account of the story of St. Bernadette, Lourdes and the Marian Apparitions there.

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The Eucharistic Experiences (of Ida Peerdeman) – Book Review

Review of the Eucharistic Experiences of Ida Peerdeman.

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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 Messages of the Lady of All Nations (Review)

What we have here are reports – reports of Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin by a visionary Ida Peerdaman, from 1945-1959 in the Netherlands. And throughout the centuries, there are a vast, vast number of such reports, the great majority of which are never approved by the Catholic Church – or indeed singularly condemned. Amidst […]

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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


    See Reviews in Full Here!


    Read First Chapter Online Here!


    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum



    ”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


    See Reviews in Full Here!