We Don’t Need Another Hero!

On the Solemnity of All Saints the Church presents all those men and women who have lived their Christian lives to an heroic level and now are enjoying the eternal beatitude in heaven. It is, one might say, a roll call of the Church’s heroes! In this Solemnity, the Church places before us all those […]

A Visit To A Cemetery between 1-8th November

A Special Indulgence for the Holy Souls. November is the time in the Liturgical year when the Church calls us to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. With the feasts of All Saints and Holy Souls on the 1st and 2nd of November respectively we are drawn to think about that eternal link that […]

The Saints Teach us to Pray for the Holy Souls

November is the month when we remember the Holy Souls in purgatory. The Church calls on us to pray and offer ‘suffrages’ or prayers for the Holy Souls who have died in God’s grace but require final purification before entering Heaven. Over the centuries, countless Saints have called on the faithful to pray for these […]

How to truly celebrate the 31 October: Make Reparation

Today’s society makes the 31 October a big feast. However, there are two types of feast on this day which emphasises the clash of the two primordial “principalities” – between good and evil. On the one hand, the Church celebrates the Vigil of the Feast of All Saints where we rejoice with those who imitated […]

Halloween: How will you celebrate it?

As the 31st October approaches we see little devils, witches, skeletons, pumpkin lanterns and such things filling the shops. To some it seems ‘harmful fun’, to others, a ‘commercial exercise,’ but what should the Catholics view of the festivities of Halloween be? Halloween is thought to have originated from the Celtic festival of Sambain which […]

Sr Emanuela’s interview on EWTN: honouring the Assumption of Our Lady

In this interview Sr Emanuela talks about the importance of the Assumption of Our Lady on the News Nightly Show on EWTN.  She goes on to explain how the Missionaries of Divine Revelation have a particular devotion to the Feast of the Assumption and briefly explains the mosaic of the Dormition of Mary in St […]

The Angelus, the prayer that inspired a masterpiece

The Angelus was painted by JF Millet (1814-1875) in 1859. His early life was spent in rural France working on the family farm whilst being instructed in the classics by the priests from the local parish. Millet inherited his father’s artistic talent and as a boy copied prints from the Bible and so his artistic […]

It is good to go back in time

A city like Rome, with its abundance of history and art, can, at times, produce sentiments of inadequacy and disorientation. Here we can find places that open our minds to the possibility of a recuperation of our Christian identity and roots. For a moment, let us abandon the noisy hub-bub of the streets and try […]

Prayer to Mary, Queen of Heaven by Pope Pius XII

  “We have decided to institute the liturgical feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen. This will afford a climax, as it were, to the manifold demonstrations of Our devotion to Mary, which the Christian people have supported with such enthusiasm. […] As We have already mentioned, Venerable Brothers, according to ancient tradition and the […]