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Letters From a Wise and Prudent Virgin

For some decades now the age-old habit of writing letters has been disappearing. Since ancient times, written on papyrus or parchment and even on...

The Exile of Avignon and the Great Western Schism – Holy Even in Exile, Immortal Despite Schism

It is said of Cardinal Ercole Consalvi that, in conversation with an opponent of the Catholic religion, he jokingly asked: “How do you think...

Upon the Rock That Is Peter

Technology has made astonishing progress in the field of armaments over the past decades. Innovations of this kind are frequently reported, even more so...

The Brilliant Trajectory of an Historic Pope

An admirable theologian, a shrewd diplomat and a most influential ecclesiastic: these are some of the attributes of the one who has just departed...

The Battle of Rocroi – A Crossroads in French History

On many occasions in history, the future of a nation, or even of the world, has been decided on the basis one apparently weak...

As the Twig Is Bent, So Grows the Tree

The title of this article hearkens back to an old proverb1, referring to the need to care for a sapling from the start, directing...

From Persecutors to Condemned

The night of July 18 or 19 of 64 AD was the setting for the event that would mark the reign of Emperor Nero...

The Victory of Fidelity

There have been periods in history when Holy Church has shone before men with great splendour, like a queen ruling over her people firmly...

Called to Purity of Heart

Music speaks directly to the soul, tugging at the strings of our highest sensibility, modelling states of mind, often framing poems or prayers which...

Conscience – “By this we shall know that we are of the truth!”

Let us imagine ourselves on board a troop transport plane, at an altitude of over five thousand metres. The passengers are paratroopers and are...

Cease Fire!

The end of the 19th century revealed a dazzling Western civilization, which seemed to have materialized every dream of wealth and splendour hitherto imaginable....

Why Is Christmas Celebrated on December 25?

Countless events have occurred since man began to inhabit this earth, but few of them are relevant enough to deserve being passed on to...