Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

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The Inebriating Joy of Christmas

In the hope of reviving confidence in a new flourishing on earth of the sacral atmosphere of Christmases of yesteryear, Dr. Plinio recounts some...

Reflection of God in Temporal Society

To perceive the excellence of every creature and appreciate the aspect by which it reflects God is a gift that prepares us, by...

The Devotion of the Holy Rosary – Masterpiece of Catholic Spirituality

The devotion of the Rosary has tremendous power and substance. It does not involve merely emotions, but is serious and full of reflection. Through...

The Heavenly Court, Archetype of Earthly Realities

To avoid sinking into despair, the human spirit needs to find repose in dignified and well-ordered things. Let us ask St. Raphael the...

Queen of God and of Men!

We do not look back wistfully on a Catholic civilization of the past, but we turn with hope towards the Catholic era par excellence...

“Zelo zelatus sum”

As Dr. Plinio delved deeper into the various aspects of the Carmelite history and charism, he perceived the wisdom of the supernatural inspiration...

Meditations of a Boy on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was kindled within little Plinio from an early age. He felt especially attracted by the nobility...

The God of Vengeance is Drawing Near and He Will Prevail

The Church is the centre of the human race and the entity that the Blessed Virgin loves most on earth. Now, since the chastisement...

Sublime Intimacy Between Child and Mother

Commenting on the feelings elicited in his soul by the contemplation of the fresco of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dr. Plinio describes the...

Wrath and Mercy

Throughout history, there are moments when God’s mercy shines forth with a mildness that enchants us; at other times, however, He unleashes His majestic...

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...