One year of The WM Review – thank you for supporting us!

Today is the first anniversary of the launch of The WM Review! THANK YOU to all our readers, especially those who have made donations, given us helpful feedback, or shared our work with others over the past year.  We weren’t expecting to find such support and to begin so many new friendships! We'd like to share …

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Portrait of a Pope: The Reign of Odovacer in Italy

"For the great mass of the inhabitants of Italy, the old order of things remained unchanged." Image: The Consummation, Thomas Cole, (Wiki Commons CC). The city of Rome was still prosperous in the fifth century. In the previous part of this series on St Gregory the Great we looked briefly at the events leading up …

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Portrait of a Pope: St Gregory the Great and the End of Imperial Rome

"Where is the Senate? Where the People? The very buildings we behold crumbling around us." Image: The Favourites of Honorius, John William Waterhouse, (source). The city of Rome was still flourishing in the fourth century. In the autumn of AD 590, as a Lombard army marched on Rome and as the city tried to recover …

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Hadrian’s Wall, St Oswald and the Forgotten Triumph of Heavenfield

"The Lord knows that we have undertaken a just war for the safety of our nation." In June 2019 I walked 84-miles across England following the route of Hadrian’s Wall; these are my reflections on one of the important historical sites, encountered along the route. This is an edited version of an article first published …

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Portrait of a Pope: St Gregory the Great, Apostle of the English

"He removed the error of filthy heathenism from our parents." “In the tenth year of [the reign of the emperor Maurice], Gregory, a man eminent in learning and in affairs, was elected pontiff of the Apostolic See of Rome; he ruled for thirteen years, six months, and ten days. In the fourteenth year of this …

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The Lives of the Early English Saints: Prelude, and St Alban, proto-martyr of Britain

"Be it known to you, that I am now a Christian, and bound by Christian duties." ­ Introduction At his trial on 20 November 1587, after hearing that he had been sentenced to death for treason, the Jesuit missionary priest, Edmund Campion, delivered a final oration to the court, in which he declared: “In condemning …

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Why the Rosary and the Immaculate Heart are Fatima’s Two Last Remedies for the World

The Rosary and Immaculate Heart: the Two Last Remedies Delivered at numerous pro-life rallies across Ireland in 2018. Edited for publication.  It is not unusual for those fighting for any length of time in the pro-life, pro-family movement to be subject at certain times to the temptations of hopelessness and despair. It can often seem …

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Holy Face Part V: our struggle against Communism

Introduction During 1848 – “The Year of Revolution” – violent upheavals broke out all over Europe. France, Italy, Germany, the Habsburg territories, and other parts of Europe all saw liberal revolutionaries attempting to overthrow the established order. However, the most revolutionary act of that year was not an act of political violence, but the publication …

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Holy Face Part IV: A Work for the Whole Church

This is the fourth part of our series on the revelations of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun of the Carmel of Tours, between 1843 and her death in 1848. These revelations, calling for a “work of reparation to the Holy Face”, were regarded as authentic by the …

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Holy Face Part III: the “exterior object” of reparation

This is the third part of our series on the Holy Face devotion. In this part we take up the account of the revelations where we left it at the end of Part II. Readers will recall that Our Lord Jesus Christ, in a series of revelations between August 1843 and June 1845 made known …

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