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An Unmistakably Portuguese Easter!

Among the almond sweets, prepared with chocolate, liqueur and multi-coloured sugar, there is a very inviting offering which, due to its special flavour and...

Teachers Who Help Us See and Hear the Supernatural

After original sin, our capacity to relate to the spiritual world needs to be “awakened” and “educated” by the Angels. They help us to...

The Fall of Symbolic Buildings: Harbinger of New Eras?

Is it a rule of history or a mysterious coincidence? What is certain is that the fall and ruin of especially symbolic buildings or...

“Give Me Courage, Strength and Faith”

In the struggle for sanctification, God reserves the most important part for himself, that is, His grace. But it is up to man to...

“Death to the Nazarene!

Writing the words “death to the Nazarene”, the mobs  displayed their outright hatred for the Church. What should our reaction be to the satanic...

How to Scale the Most Glorious Mountain?

To reach the high peaks of sanctity is something entirely accessible to each one of us. But to climb to the top of this...

Ardent Devotee of the Lord’s Passion

Victoria’s talent is most evident at the foot of the Saviours’ Cross. Listening to his music, Our Lord Jesus Christ seems to say to...

The Sword of the Spirit and the Shield of Faith

Love is accompanied by hatred, as light by shadow. Those who adore the Lord combat idolatry; those who love virtue hate sin; those who...

Symphonic Silence!

Accompanied by the orchestra, the choir and six soloists perform Handel’s magnificent “Hallelujah” chorus. Now, just before the final bars, the concert hall is...

Perfect Model of Humility and Submission

One who had conceived virginally by the Holy Spirit had no need to submit to this rite. But the incomparable humility of the Queen...

What is the Value of Martyrdom?

For today’s mentality, so averse to suffering, the martyrdom of St. Engrácia of Braga is nothing more than an episode worthy of tears and...

The Most Precious Moment of the Day

After receiving the Holy Eucharist, we should remain recollected in order to fully benefit from the graces of such a sublime mystery. How should...

Voice of the Church, Voice of France

The Grand Organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral embellished ceremonies in the days of glory, remained standing through the Revolution and even survived the flames that...

Instrumental Music in the Sanctuary

From the profane to the sacred, musical instruments help to create an ambience in keeping with the festive or recollected moments of liturgical acts,...

“He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed”

In one of the most moving texts of prophetic literature, Isaiah shows the ingratitude of the chosen people for the benefits received from God,...

A Spectator of History, the Scene of Sorrows and Glories

I am inseparable from the Church; I serve as a shelter for precious objects, hear magnificent confidences, and collaborate in the carrying out of...

The Perfect Praise of the Liturgy at the Altar

The symbols used on altars for the Holy Mass are not merely decorative objects, but representations of a mysterious reality in which we are...

The Story of the Maccabees: an Example of Fidelity!

When the Law of God is at stake, all sacrifice, all dedication and all steadfastness in the faith must be rendered. As He is...

Divine Humility Manifested on the Night of the Nativity

“You, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for Me one who is...

St. Nicholas or Santa Claus?

Most children know the answer to where the famous Santa Claus comes from: “The North Pole!” However, few know St. Nicholas, a figure who...

When Did Man “Invent” God?

Human wisdom, always rich in points for consideration, has fascinated thinkers of all times. However, this same wisdom kneels and bows down to worship...

“No One Becomes Great Overnight”

The main mission for which God created us is preceded by countless others in our daily life. If we have learned to be generous...

Queen, Mother and Advocate of Sinners

Rivers of blessed ink have flowed from the pens of Saints and Doctors regarding the Hail Holy Queen. However, does the reader know the...

A New Pandemic: the Intolerance of the “Tolerant”

Have times changed? Are the enemies of God and His Church showing another face? Is this the fulfilment of the “persecutions of the Church”...