An Unequivocal Endorsement

2019 Summer Reading Recommendations:Conchita: A Mother’s Spiritual Diary by Marie-Michel Philipon, O.P. I seldom endorse books with unequivocal praise. Still less do I endorse authors in such wise, especially if I have not read most (if not all) of his … Continue reading

On Your First Holy Communion

I cannot believe that today is the day of your First Holy Communion! How special! How beautiful! How joyful! Alas, I cannot be with you; I have other things that preclude me from being near you on this day. Know, … Continue reading

St. Thérèse and the Passion Flower

Bygone devotions and prayers to the saints, as well as the piety that characterized their once-prolific cults, often focused on the external, observable manifestations of mysticism. Consider, for example, the medieval fascination with the stigmata of St. Francis and its … Continue reading

The Island’s Holy Fool

Faith and Film Friday: The Island Editor’s Note: This is the third review in our series, Faith and Film Friday. Read the whole series here. The title of this film warrants a disclaimer from the outset, especially to those avid … Continue reading