Category Archives: Stories

The immense power of the Mass for the souls in Purgatory

From Mystics of the Church: From the excellent book “Purgatory – Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints” by Father F.X. Schouppe, S.J., Tan Books, 1986 we read the following accounts which highlight the power and importance of offering holy … Continue reading


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Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio

A friend recently sent me this moving account about Blessed Jose Luis along with an invitation to pray through his intercession:  10th February is the feastday of Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio, the 14 year old Mexican boy martyr, who … Continue reading

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Marching in step and waving flags

An outright theft from Ches: his translation of an extract from Bernanos Les Grands Cimetières sous la lune Down there in Majorca I saw passing by on la Rambla lorries full of men. They rolled along with a sound like … Continue reading

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From Hollywood Actress to Benedictine Prioress

Amidst the serene Latin chants of the Divine Office from Matins to Compline, an unsuspecting visitor to the rustic environs of the 400 acre Abbey of Regina Laudis (Queen of Praise) in Bethlehem, Connecticut would have never guessed that among … Continue reading

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Dozens killed; hundreds missing in Vietnam

Thousands of Viet-Hmong Christians, who are staging mass protests demanding religious freedom and land reforms, have been attacked by Vietnam and Laos security forces. Dozens were killed and more were wounded with hundreds went missing. “At least seventeen Viet-Hmong Christians … Continue reading

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