Video Update on where we are at with the book club, future publications, and other things after the passing of my wife in March.
In the latest installment, we will look at the rise of St. John Fisher, as the medieval England of his youth passes to the new world of the renaissance, at least in court and intellectual circles. We will look to Fisher’s world, and his early life in it, until his creation as a bishop and […]
Today we begin a groundbreaking series of readings of St. Robert Bellarmine’s Exhortationes Domesticae, or Household Exhortations. These were a series of Spiritual Conferences given by St. Robert Bellarmine to his Jesuit confreres between 1583 and 1615 when he was no longer able to give them. The manuscripts were discovered by the Jesuit historian Van […]
I’ve been behind on podcast production, and owe a few back episodes. I am currently upgrading some equipment to more easily produce video. In the meantime, I am producing these podcasts on the English Reformation. This is one from a few years ago that was meant to kick off the series which never came to […]
If you loved Fr. Francis Spirago’s Catechism Explained, you will love the sequel! The Catechism Explained by Stories and Examples is a collection of stories from lives of the saints, accounts from history, anecdotes and proverbs which illustrate the teachings and ideas of the Catechism. These were organized in 1908 by Fr. James Baxter according […]
He was under the necessity of repeating the same injunctions in several towns in Tuscany, particularly in Florence, where similar views prevailed, and where they had already commenced building a monastery for females, who were desirous of renouncing the world. While he was yet ruminating on the mode of life he should prescribe for them, […]
At Eisenach Elizabeth built a large hospital. During a famine she daily fed nine hundred needy people. The story is told that once when she was on her way with her cloak full of good things for her dear poor and sick, she met her husband, who teasingly blocked her path until she would show […]