Tridentine Catholicism: Archive


The Weeping Virgin of La Salette – who is so deeply expressive of Tridentine Catholicism …

The Devotion to the Sacred Heart can be considered as the pre-eminent Cult of the era of Tridentine Catholicism.

By this, we mean the era in which the Catholic Church can be most actively seen charting a different course from the trajectory of the Protestant and secular currents transforming the Western world. Tridentine Catholicism has often been derided as having a “siege mentality” against “progress”. Our view is different – this is a Church, which is most acutely aware of the danger of the world falling into ever greater materialistic decadence. In this Archive of Tridentine Catholicism we hope to present writings mainly from the past and out-of-copyright which can illumine this often mocked and misunderstood era. Here is an initial selection:

Tridentine Catholicism Timeline


St Margaret Mary and the Origins of the Cult of the Sacred Heart


On St. Claude La Colombiere


Valentin Tomberg on the Sacred Heart


Religion and the Romantic Movement (Christopher Dawson)


The Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus


The Great Nineteenth (by Gary Potter)


Dom Prosper Guéranger and the Catholic Counter Revolution (by Gary Potter)


St. Catherine Labouré and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal


Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette – Part I: The Apparition  /  Part II: Maximin Giraud meets the Curé d’Ars  /  Part III – The Secrets of La Salette  /   Part IV – The Fate of Maximin Giraud  


The Story of St. Bernadette and Lourdes – in 10 Parts:


Pontmain and Our Lady of Hope Part I – The Blessed Virgin Appears in the Night Sky  /  Part II – The Blessed Virgin Brings a Message to Catholic FrancePart III – A Crucifix the Colour of Arterial Blood / 


Devotion to the Sacred Heart in Catholic Ireland


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  1. Mjanke
    Posted 4 July 2020 at 02:51 | Permalink

    Thank you for this witness. Your conversion story is quite impactful.

  2. Danny (Australia)
    Posted 6 April 2021 at 11:37 | Permalink

    Dear Roger,
    I am writing from Australia and recently purchased your book, “Cor Jesu Sacratissimum”. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and wanted to send you this message to compliment you. Hopefully this message reaches you ! The faith of the older Irish generation as explained in your book is a great example for us all. I have never been to Ireland, but sounds like you enjoy the rural area you have settled in which is great. Anyway, my best wishes to you and your wife, Kim. I pray that Our Lord repays you for your faith and perseverance. Hopefully if you are not too busy you could please send me a reply email so that I know my message has come through.

    Kind Regards,


    • Posted 27 May 2023 at 00:36 | Permalink

      Dear Danny,

      I am truly sorry that somehow this deeply encouraging letter from you was never seen nor published till now, let alone responded to. I have been negligent to the point of sin with this website, which has been failing/breaking in certain ways for years. I am finally in the middle of a massive revamp/relaunch which will solve the problems but in which comments will be closed, as I can no longer manage replies.

      But in the middle of the (enormous) revamp effort, I, at last, discovered your most kind mail. Thank you for your prayers and compliments and I do hope you get to Ireland someday. Though people despair of its secularising tragedy. I continue to find rural Ireland and the Irish like no other place and no other people I know on earth. I remain more moved than I can say.

      Again thank you so much and please forgive me. I will now e-mail you. God bless you!

  3. Anne Pavase
    Posted 26 March 2023 at 21:52 | Permalink

    Where can i obtain a copy/poster of, Our Lady conquers the Serpent, pictured on the home page?

    • Posted 25 May 2023 at 15:02 | Permalink

      I am sorry to say I really do not know—and also for how long I’ve taken. With good wishes for you in your search . . .

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