The Home Ranch continues the adventures of young Ralph Moody known as Little Britches.
During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike’s Peak, earning a dollar a day. Continue reading “Book Review: The Home Ranch by Ralph Moody”
St Thomas, son of Gilbert Becket, was born in Southwark, England, in 1117. When a youth he was attached to the household of Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, who sent him to Paris and Bologna to study law. Continue reading “Saint of the Day: St. Thomas of Canterbury”
Herod, who was reigning in Judea at the time of the birth of Our Saviour, having heard that the Wise Men had come from the East to Jerusalem in search of the King of the Jews, was troubled.
He called together the chief priests, and learning that Christ was to be born in Bethlehem, he told the Wise Men: “When you have found Him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore Him.” Continue reading “Saint of the Day: The Holy Innocents”
As you leave your planning and preparation to the New Year, make sure you relax and put your feet up and spend some time with your family.
With a glass of red in your hand and a plate of Christmas goodies, what better way than to sit back and watch some great movies. Continue reading “Great Films to watch over Christmas”
The Catholic Book of Character and Success: Chapter Notes
Chapter Sixteen: Develop your power of Observation. Continue reading “Building Catholic Character in Students: Develop your Power of Observation”
Crowned Duke of Normandy at eight years of age after the treacherous murder of his noble father, Richard the Fearless, in compliance with his father’s last injunction, must come to grips with his desire to avenge this terrible injustice.
Political intrigue thickens the plot when the wily French King conspires to take advantage of Normandy’s juvenile ruler to seize the independent region for the crown. Continue reading “Book Review: The Little Duke by Charlotte Yonge”
The time has now come for the faithful soul to reap the fruit of the efforts she made during the penitential weeks of Advent to prepare a dwelling-place for the Son of God, who desires to be born within her. The Nuptials of the Lamb are come, and his Spouse hath prepared herself [Apoc. xix 7]. Continue reading “Practice During Christmas”
Everything is Mystery in this holy season. The Word of God, whose generation is before the day-star [Ps. cix 3], is born in time – a Child is God – a Virgin becomes a Mother, and remains a Virgin – things divine are commingled with those that are human – and the sublime, the ineffable antithesis, expressed by the Beloved Disciple in those words of his Gospel, THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, is repeated in a thousand different ways in all the prayers of the Church;- and rightly, for it admirably embodies the whole of the great portent which unites in one Person the nature of Man and the nature of God. Continue reading “The Mystery of Christmas”
From the The History of Christmas by Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.
We apply the name of Christmas to the forty days which begin with the Nativity of our Lord, December 25, and end with the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, February 2.
It is a period which forms a distinct portion of the Liturgical Year, as distinct, by its own special spirit, from every other, as are Advent, Lent, Easter, or Pentecost. Continue reading “The History of Christmas”