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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 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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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part XIII)

    In this series, we have been considering the tragic sense of cultural degeneration, expressed in Valentin Tomberg’s legal and political Catholic works. I have also tried to highlight Tomberg’s departure from Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy and conversion to Catholicism. Yet the suggestion has been made that continuities with Steiner persist into Tomberg’s later writings – […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part VIII)

In the last entry, I quoted Valentin Tomberg as to the following: “The French Revolution was but a stepping stone – a stepping stone that demonstrated with alarming clarity the great trend of revolutions which began with humanism in the Fourteenth Century, then resulted via the Reformation in the Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century, which […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part VII)

In this series, we will be turning in more depth towards both the Christian Hermeticism and the Catholic legal-political vision of Valentin Tomberg. Yes in time, we shall address these much more fully. But something is necessary first. For as we indicated in the last entry, both of the above – Tomberg’s Catholic legal-political thinking […]

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The Great Nineteenth

By Gary Potter     Foreword (from Roger Buck): We are very thankful that this fascinating, rich and insightful piece has been made available to us through the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike License. (For more regarding attribution, please see notes at the end of this essay. As described there, very small modifications have […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter Revolution (Part VI)

We have been considering the notion of the decay of civilisation in Valentin Tomberg’s writing. And in this series, it is being suggested that Valentin Tomberg’s Catholic works are a twofold response – legal and hermetic – of an authentic genius and saint (albeit uncanonised) to world degeneration. Now the idea of degeneration into materialism […]

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