Catholic Poetry: “Believe and Take Heart,” by John Lancaster Spalding


BELIEVE AND TAKE HEART By John Lancaster Spalding What can console for a dead world? We tread on dust which once was life; To nothingness all things are hurled: What meaning in a hopeless strife? Time’s awful storm Breaks but the form. Whatever comes, whatever goes, Still throbs the heart whereiby we live; The primal [Read More...]

All Saints Day Homily, St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan, 1913

Father Walter Elliott, C.S.P. (1842-1928)

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS: The Intercession of the Saints. “You have come to Mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, and to the Church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the Judge of all, [Read More...]

All Hallows College, Ireland (1840)

A bust of Father John Hand (1807-1846), founder of All Hallows

On the eve of  All Hallows (All Saints), it seems appropriate to focus on a seminary named for that day. From 1840 through the 1980′s, All Hallows College sent some 5,000 Irish priests out to the English-speaking world. Today it is a college of Dublin City University. The following is taken from the 1911 Catholic [Read More...]