The Security of Experiencing the Divine

“I am far from denying the real force of the arguments in proof of a God…but these do not warm me or enlighten me; they do not take away the winter of my desolation, or make the buds unfold and the leaves grow within me, and my moral being rejoice.” - - Bl. John Henry … Continue reading The Security of Experiencing the Divine

Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part II

“Eunomius would not yield to plurality, dignity, antiquity, as S. Basil testifies. He said that faith alone was sufficient for salvation and justified. As to the first point, see Beza in his treatise on the marks of the Church; as to the second, does it not agree with that celebrated sentence of Luther’s, whom Beza … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part II

Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part I

“I am now concerned to show how your ministers have degraded the holiness and majesty of the spouse of Jesus Christ. They cry out loud and clear that she has remained eight hundred years adulterous and antichristians, from S. Gregory to Wycliffe – whom Beza considers the first restorer of Christianity. Calvin indeed would shield … Continue reading Saint Francis de Sales: See How Long Your Reformers Have Been Condemned – Part I

The Murder of Saint Thomas Becket

The Murder of Saint Thomas Becket (emphasis added) “No more certain is the state of Thomas’s mind. The memorialists believed unanimously, although with varied insistence and consistency, that he was prepared, even anxious, for martyrdom. In such a case he should not flee from city to city, but given an example to his flock. He … Continue reading The Murder of Saint Thomas Becket

Pope Saint Pius X, Pray For Us!

Today we celebrate the feast day of the great warrior saint who stood boldly against the heresy of modernism, Pope Saint Pius X. Pope Saint Pius X initiated his pontificate with the encyclical letter, E Supremi Apostalatus (On the Restoration of All Things in Christ). In this encyclical Pius X describes the ideological environment of … Continue reading Pope Saint Pius X, Pray For Us!

We Belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves

- We belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves - We must conclude, from what Jesus Christ is with regard to us, that, as the Apostle says (1 Cor. 6:19-20), we do not belong to ourselves but are entirely His, as His members and His slaves, whom He has bought at an infinitely dear … Continue reading We Belong to Jesus and Mary as Their Slaves

Jesus Christ is the Last End of Our Devotions

“Jesus Christ our Savior, true God and true Man, ought to be the last end of all our other devotions, else they are false and delusive. Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, of all things. We labor not, as the Apostle says, except to render every man perfect in … Continue reading Jesus Christ is the Last End of Our Devotions

Catechism of St. Robert Bellarmine: Chapter III – Part II

Explanation of the Creed, that is, the twelve articles  Explanation of the Second Article  S. Tell me now about the second article, namely, “And in Jesus Christ, His Son, Our Lord.” T. God Almighty, about Whom the first article treats, has a true and natural Son, Whom we call Jesus Christ. So that you might understand … Continue reading Catechism of St. Robert Bellarmine: Chapter III – Part II