Pentecost An Outpouring of Divine Fire at the Birth of the Church The Solemnity of Pentecost, in which we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Our Lady and the Apostles, is one of the most important festivities of the liturgical calendar. This event conferred maturity upon the Church, for, until then, it had […]

The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord – Supreme Glorification of Christ A needle wound can be more harmful than a hammer blow, especially if it affects vital points. This comparison takes on perhaps more substance and expressiveness transposed to the field of doctrinal polemics. An example of this is St. Bernard’s refutation to the Jews who, […]

What does suffering mean for a Catholic?

Suffering, that unavoidable evil that accompanies all men, only finds a remedy in the supremely temperate action of the Divine Master.

Triumph, Cross, and Glory

Triumph, Cross, and Glory The juxtaposition of the triumphal entrance of the Divine Redeemer into Jerusalem with the sufferings of His sorrowful Passion reminds us that the perspective of the cross always bears the aura of the certainty of future glory. The Contrast Between Uncreated Goodness and Human Malice Our Lord Jesus Christ could have, […]

St. Joseph: Father of Jesus, Spouse of Mary, Patron of the Holy Church

Saint Joseph special patron of the Church, spouse of Mary, and father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Holy Joy of the Children of God

The Holy Joy of the Children of God When we meet with suffering, we should never give in to discouragement. Let us keep in mind the rose-coloured variety of the Quaresmeira, and face suffering with the joy that leads to Heaven. Among the various symbols of supernatural realities with which God has endowed Brazilian nature, […]

The Origins of Ash Wednesday

The Origins of Ash Wednesday To fully understand the Church’s intention in instituting the Ash Wednesday ceremony, it is necessary to consider its origins, as well as the impact it had on the historic period in which it was established. Therefore, we must turn our attention to a distant past, since this liturgical practice, like […]

Conversion of St. Paul

Conversion of St. Paul When St. Paul was struck by the light from Heaven and was converted, he did not ask for his sight to be restored. Rather, he blindly obeyed the divine designs, answering, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?” “But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, […]

Fraternal Correction: an Option or a Duty?

Fraternal Correction: an Option or a Duty? Correction, the Great Means of Salvation St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori is the author of a beautiful work entitled Prayer, the Great Means of Salvation. Its content is both irrefutable and of inestimable value. In it, the Saint affirms that “he who prays is certainly saved; he who does […]

Solemnity of the Epiphany

Solemnity of the Epiphany In that extraordinary event, it is not the star that determines the Child’s abode, but the Child who guides the star, predisposing the Gentiles to open their eyes to the true God. The portrayal of Our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth has always been a main theme in sacred art, as well […]