Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

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The Origins of Ash Wednesday

At the beginning of Lent, the procession of sinners would enter from the back of the church, reciting the “Miserere”. Inwardly crushed by their...

The Virgin Mother’s Admiration and Affection

In contemplating the Child Jesus, Our Lady’s affection for Him was full of admiration, considering Him firstly as God, and secondly in His human frailty.   As...

Protected: Fond Christmas Memories

In narrating the reminiscences of his childhood, Dr. Plinio took delight in recreating the climate of innocence that pervaded Christmas festivities of that time....

A Gate of Heaven Opened for the World

Those who visit the Rue du Bac Chapel in Paris, where Our Lady appeared, feel enveloped by an intense feeling of peace, of calm...

Holy Guardian Angels – Guardians and Advocates for Men

They were given to us, not only to protect us in times of danger and trial, but to pray and intercede for us at...

Blessed the Day that Saw Her Birth!

The sunrise is but a pale image of the resplendent dawn signified by Mary Most Holy’s appearance on this earth. Blessed the moment when...

History’s Most Glorious Event, after the Ascension

During the Assumption of Our Lady, all of nature and the Angels themselves shone magnificently, reflecting God’s glory in various ways. However, none of...

Soul Full of Enthusiasm and Logic

Since his time in school, where he learned about the life and work of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Dr. Plinio had great devotion to the...

Christ in Us through the Holy Eucharist

In Communion, Our Lord Jesus Christ comes into contact with us in a very special way: soul to soul! As a loving Father and...

The Merciful Gaze of Mary

In front of a statue of Our Lady Help of Christians, Dr. Plinio was “contemplated” by Mary’s merciful and compassionate gaze. The grace he...

Regal Grandeur of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Until the end of time, Our Lord will be hated with the greatest hatred in history. And His victory over this hatred, personified in...

Sublime Lesson of Resignation to Suffering

The unspeakable sorrows of Jesus in His Passion teach us to carry our own cross. They invite us to see suffering as a necessary...

Majesty and Suffering

In a conference, his soul overflowing with enthusiasm, Dr. Plinio described how he imagined the daily life of the Holy Family and composed a...

The Unexpected Fruit of a Novena

Wishing to take a decisive step in his spiritual life, Dr. Plinio decided to make a novena to St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus. She...

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, within and around Us

  “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him take up his cross and follow Me.” Dr. Plinio saw, in these words of Our...