The Rosary lifts us up to God

The Rosary is the favourite prayer of Popes and saints alike. It is therefore not surprising that we find a very powerful image that symbolises the power of the Rosary in Michelangelo’s Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, which is the Main Chapel of the Popes. Looking closely at the detail we can see two […]

The Dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Into Heaven

The truth that Our Lady was assumed into heaven was always believed and celebrated by the Church although it was not considered a dogma of the Faith until the 1st November 1950. From very ancient times, the Church in the east and west solemnly celebrated a liturgical feast in memorial of the “Dormition of Mary” […]

2017 A New Year to Search for Happiness.

“Today, we do not have one more year but one year less before Our Lord’s coming!” St Teresa of Avila These are the days in which we exchange best wishes for “A Happy New Year 2017” hoping for our deepest heart’s desire: serenity and happiness.  However, it is already evident that, along with the fulfilment […]

Christ in Michelangelo’s Last Judgement: An icon of mercy

The extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy ends on the 20th November 2016 which also coincides with the solemnity of Christ the King. At the end of the Liturgical Year the Church contemplates the final coming of the Lord and so the Last Judgment by Michelangelo, from the Sistine Chapel, is a fitting masterpiece with which to […]

Rosary Crusade for Peace

Dear Friends, October is a month especially dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and so we are pleased to invite you to participate in a Rosary Crusade of peace inspired by the Virgin of Revelation who said, “Never stop saying the Holy Rosary”!  What better spiritual preparation could there be for the celebration […]

The Holy Rosary – The Christian’s Secret Weapon

Before the departure of the Christian fleet for Lepanto, Pope Pius V blessed and consigned the Christian standard to the commander of the Christian Holy League, Don John of Austria. The standard was decorated with a crucifix placed between St Peter and St Paul on a red background with the Constantinian motto “In hoc signo […]

Glory and praise be to Jesus Christ the Lord of time and history

Have you crossed over the threshold of another new year and started to live it like you were enjoying the first year of your life? This simple consideration, highlights the fact that everyone’s life’s journey is an energetic, but silent, flow of time towards something. This “something” is often difficult to comprehend and so it […]

The Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into Heaven

Dear friends, Each year we celebrate the feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven and so it is fitting that we, like the Apostles who all gathered around her during her lifetime, come together around our celestial Mother to celebrate this great feast. Eventually, the time came also for Mary to pass from this world […]

Hail Queen Of Peace

The month of September opened with an appeal by Pope Francis for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the entire world: “War never again! Never again war! Peace is a precious gift, which must be promoted and protected… Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets […]