Leo XIII on the Holy Rosary

We are told that on 13 October 1884, His Holiness Pope Leo XIII had a vision in which he saw Satan ask God for one hundred years to the destroy the Catholic Church. Satan’s task is impossible and will never be accomplished. The Church today is what she has always been. She is One, Holy, …

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The King of France, Fatima and the Crisis in the Church

As we all know, one of the requests of Our Lady of Fatima was that the Pope would, with all the bishops, consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. Let us read Sr Lucie’s words, referring to June 13, 1929: "Then Our Lady said to me: 'The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father …

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The heroic and moving life of l’Abbé Henry Essex Edgeworth, Louis XVI’s Anglo-Irish confessor

Featured image: Louis XVI avec son confesseur Edgeworth, un instant avant sa mort. Wiki Commons One the most heartbreaking sections of Louis XVI’s will and testament is this: I pray God to forgive me all my sins. I have sought to know them scrupulously, to detest them and to humble myself in his presence, not …

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The Last Will and Spiritual Testament of Louis XVI, King of France

As many know, January 21st marks the anniversary of France’s regicide. King Louis XVI of France was condemned to death on January 20th 1793, and the next day went to the guillotine. This event is rich in significance for us today. Our Lord Jesus Christ himself referred to it in the context of the Fatima …

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The Holy Innocents – Liturgical Highlights

"Ye play with your palms and crowns beneath the very altar." There are many moments of beauty and pathos in the Church's year. But, in my opinion, few are so equally filled with both bitterness and glory as the feast of the Holy Innocents. It is very noticeable that Christ's coming to the world is …

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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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Preparation for Tyranny I: Becoming Strong by Rejecting False Hope

... If pow'rs divine behold our human actions (as they do): I doubt not then, but innocence shall make false accusation blush, and tyranny tremble at patience. Hermione in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, 3.2.27 The world is in eclipse. It looks like we have almost entered the stage known as “totality,” in which the whole …

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