Tag Archives: Hope

Michael Martin’s Transfiguration: Notes toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

The following review wasn’t supposed to happen. For, as I have tried to make clear, this website is virtually dormant. The plan was to revive it later this spring. But life, as John Lennon sang – once memorably, now perhaps cliched – is what happens while making other plans. And a burst of life unexpectedly produced the […]

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Inspiration from the Saints by Maolsheachlann Ó Ceallaigh (Review)

Here is a wonderful new book from Maolsheachlann Ó Ceallaigh not only on the Saints – but on the living mystery and miracle that is Catholic Christianity …

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Guarding the Soul of Catholic Ireland

On guarding the soul of Catholic, Gaelic Ireland, now buried in the deluge of globalisation …

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The Submerged Reality – a Book on Sophiology by Michael Martin

The Submerged Reality – Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics by Michael Martin, reviewed. A book which follows Valentin Tomberg and Meditations on the Tarot. In my opinion, the finest so far in English.

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This Christmas …

  This Christmas day, Kim and I had intended to post rather more. But it’s not worked out that way. And now, rather than actively blog, Kim and I need to retreat for a little bit. For year upon year, we find that these next twelve days are filled with incredible potential in terms of […]

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Essays of a Catholic: A Fine Introduction to Hilaire Belloc (Review)

These essays from the great Catholic thinker Hilaire Belloc offer an exceptional introduction to his thinking – as well as a somber review of the fall of Christendom.

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Tomberg on the Sacred Heart, Jesuitism and the Hope of Catholicism

Valentin Tomberg considered the crisis of materialism serious indeed, but his writings regarding the Sacred Heart and Jesuitism offer profound hope.

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The Institute of Christ the King – and its Praises

Praise be the Institute of Christ the King. Some recollections of the Institute in Madrid, Liverpool and in Catholic Ireland.

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Valentin Tomberg on Hope and the Renewal of the Church

On the hope of Valentin Tomberg …

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part V: The Miracles of Cures and Healing Begin …

A well-researched 1904 account of St. Bernadette, Lourdes and the first cures.

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The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – Part IV: “I Wish People to Come Here in Procession.”

By Bernard St. John     CJS.org Introductory Remarks: Here we continue with the fourth 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 account is serialised at this site in ten parts, which you can easily navigate by clicking on this table […]

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Book Review: Padre Pio: The True Story

The astonishing story of Padre Pio moved me to tears.

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The Death Cult Progeny of the Enlightenment III

  At the end of preceding segment, I turned to the subject of hope. For I share a world with many who are losing hope as to the sustainability of our present civilisation. And as I have written earlier in this little series, I myself have little hope in the prospects of creating an ultimately […]

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We All Suffer because We are Fallen … And Yet There is Hope

My little dog suffers, part of fallen Creation. The woman upstairs suffers because she is fallen. The man in the street suffers because he is fallen. We all suffer because we are fallen. My husband suffers because his mother screamed at him. She suffered because her father beat her mother. I suffer because my mother […]

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The Revenge of God: The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the Modern World by Gilles Kepel (Review)

A secular book to give hope to traditionalists … The Revenge of God: The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the Modern World by Gilles Kepel

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Mother Angelica by Raymond Arroyo (Review)

An Important Story about Saving the Tradition.

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The Portal of the Mystery of Hope – Charles Péguy (Review)

An unusual perspective on a genuine classic, Charles Peguy’s heartbreakingly beautiful The Portal of the Mystery of Hope

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