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More Than Help of Christians: a True Friend!

When we see a representation of Our Lady under the invocation of Help of Christians, our first reaction is usually one of respect for...

Sins Against the Holy Spirit, According to St. Thomas – An Unforgivable Sin?

The monumental statue of Our Lord featured on one of Brazil’s most beautiful postcards, far from serving a merely aesthetic purpose, evokes sublime theological...

The Sacrament of Confirmation – A Church of Soldiers!

The crowd was astonished! Simple Galileans were being understood by all the foreigners in their own languages (cf. Acts 2:6-8)! And perhaps that was...

The Divine Holy Spirit – The Love of the Father and the Son

How can we approach the infinite? How can we deal with a subject that not even the highest intelligences are capable of examining without...

The Virtue of Magnanimity – The Humility of Glory

The virtues, says St. Bernard,1 are the stars, and the virtuous man is the firmament. It would be pleasant to take a journey through...

Letters Between Dona Lucilia and Dr. Plinio – Testimonies of a Relationship Steeped in Virtue

“The most moving scene in my life,” Dr. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira once commented to his spiritual children, “was my encounter with my mother,...

Cult to Dona Lucilia? – Not Only Licit, But Also Recommended

In a previous article, we saw how devotion to Dona Lucilia has spread with surprising speed in our days. This kind of phenomenon is not...

The Dawning of a Devotion

On the morning of April 27, 1968, the seventh-day Mass for the repose of the soul of Dona Lucilia was celebrated in the Church...

Dona Lucilia Corrêa de Oliveira – Daughter, Wife and Mother According to the Heart of Jesus

Lucilia Ribeiro dos Santos was born on April 22, 1876 in Pirassununga, in the interior of São Paulo, and was baptized on June 29,...

The Duke of Enghien

The sun was casting its last rays over the Black Forest. Only the topmost branches of its lush trees were catching a remnant of...

It Was Worthwhile to Weep!

How interesting it would be if there were a book entitled The Theology of Weeping, in which we could study in depth what really...

St. Joseph’s Fatherhood Prefigured in the Old Testament – St. Joseph, the Perfect Father!

Over the centuries, many souls have marvelled at the Divine Child’s joy and enchantment, cradled for the first time in the maternal arms of...