Day: February 10, 2019

SVNDAY EDITION

Experiencing God’s Glory in the Eucharist

User’s Guide to Sunday, Feb. 10 ☩ Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P., of National Catholic Register

South Dakota's Tiny Treasure: The Sacred Heart Chapel

An Intimate Chapel Designed for the Peace & Quiet of Christ ☩ Favorite Catholic Things

A Pair of Insightful Books on Sacred Music

. . .Maestro Porfiri's best writing on choral music, Less is More, & an intriguing book by Giacomo Baroffio, Re-tractationes: The Spirituality of Gregorian Chant. . . ☩ Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., of New Liturgical Movement

Find interior peace with the Brief Rule of St. Romuald

The holy monk left a very short rule to follow that can open your soul to God's presence. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

Teaching Sacred Music Through Musical Groups

Icannot say enough good things about the Belle Voici a Capella Ensemble. This small group of professional singers leads the way in creating an effective environment where the broader community can be introduced to the best of sacred polyphony and choral music. . . ☩ J.P. Sonnen of Liturgical Arts Journal

Blessed Tommaso da Olera (1563-1631)

Born in 1563 in northern Italy, Tommaso labored as shepherd in his youth to help support his family. With no resources & no schools nearby, he missed out on an education, but eventually he did acquire a rudimentary literacy after joining the Capuchins at age 17. . . ☩ Rick Becker of Clinging to Onions

Five of the most beautiful Catholic sculptures of all time

Remember D’Agrave’s St. Bartholomew? ☩ Daniel Esparza of Aleteia

7 Steps to Reclaim the Catholic Faith in a Neo-Pagan Modern Culture

How the Christianity Saved Civilization is about seven revolutions that changed society for the better. These revolutions were a direct result of Christianity. But today, we live in a society that highlights the Church’s failures over her faithfulness. ☩ Chloe Langr of epicPew

Defense Against the Devil: Priest Offers Keys to Spiritual Protection

☩ Patti Maguire Armstrong of National Catholic Register

How to Raise Children With the Concept of Mercy

☩ Susanna Spencer of National Catholic Register

Candlemas 2019 Photopost

☩ Gregory DiPippo of New Liturgical Movement

From Christmas to Candlemas: The 40 Days of Christmas

A question that is suspended in time, then and now, is “Where is the newborn King of the Jews?” If our answer is “wrapped in tissue paper and put away in the attic,” well, that’s the wrong answer. Where have we put Jesus since Christmas? ☩ Cynthia Millen of Catholic Stand

A Man For All Seasons

More is a man of an angel’s wit & singular learning. I know not his fellow. For where is the man of that gentleness, lowliness & affability? &, as time requireth, a man of marvelous mirth & pastimes, & sometime of as sad gravity. A man for all seasons. ☩ Donald R. McClarey, J.D., of The American Catholic

Broken heart? Pray this prayer to St. Dwynwen for healing

If you are suffering from a bad break-up, St. Dwynwen is your saint. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

Anglican choral music brings Catholics together for Candlemas

People from across the Catholic community in Ottawa (including the Nuncio!) came together a few nights ago to celebrate a choral High Mass in the Anglican Use, the first time this particular feast day has been celebrated with full choral music by ordinariate Catholics in the city. ☩ Christopher Mahon of The Anglicanorum Coetibus Society

The remarkable story behind Our Lady’s prophesies from Ecuador

Over 400 years ago, Our Lady prophesied attacks on the Sacraments of the Church ☩ Jane Stannus of Catholic Herald

If the Saints Had Blogs

Do you ever wonder what the saints would write about if they lived in the age of the internet and had a blog? What would they say to us? What would their focuses be? Here are my imaginings ☩ Theresa Zoe Williams of epicPew

Renewing Human Rights

. . .the Universal Declaration is seventy, the international human rights idea is in crisis, losing support both at home and abroad. ☩ Mary Ann Glendon, J.D., & Seth D. Kaplan, Ph.D., of First Things