Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

An Ever-Growing Love of the Church

To know the Church in all its resplendence it is necessary, at a certain point, to sense in one’s inmost soul what it is....

God’s Chosen Ones

I would like to reflect on one of the Beatitudes: “Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom...

Regal and Victorious Presence of the Divine Infant

A Child is about to be born in Bethlehem! What can we say about this event? When the Word became incarnate and dwelt among...

The Authentic Manner of Exercising Authority

Command, understood in its strict sense, is the power of a person invested with religious or civil authority – whether military or merely administrative...

Called to Render Great Service to the Church

There are two positions of God in relation to men. Some fall under what we call general providence; others under what we call special...

The Interrelationship of the Three Archangels

We may ask ourselves what relationship exists between the respective roles of the three Archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael. They seem to...

A Grace that Marked His Life

On December 2 of 1967, Dr. Plinio was compelled to cancel the Saturday meeting he customary held for his disciples, leaving home only in...

The Historical Role of Providential Men

In a broad sense, all men are providential, because they serve the designs of God. However, there is a special sense: there are those...

The Perfect Priest

Iam going to speak about the fullness of the priesthood. And this consideration takes me back to the darkest night of time, to an...

On Pilgrimage Within a Gaze

I know no countenance equal to this one. I have it right in front of me and, moved by an inveterate habit of observing...

A Message Received with Love and Devotion

One day, Plinio was in gymnastics class at St. Louis College, where he studied.1 As he would later recount, the area was framed by...

Precious Lessons from the Resurrection

In the three days during which Our Lord lay dead, all seemed irremediably lost in the eyes of those who had known Him, with...