A Review of Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., “The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton”

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Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2014). The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton’s spiritual autobiography, has touched the hearts and souls of countless readers. It’s worth noting here that the book was [Read More...]

Franciscans Found New York City’s First Italian Parish, 1866

Father Anacletus De Angelis, O.F.M. (1836-1905), was Pastor of St. Anthony's from 1878 to 1890.

St. Anthony of Padua, New York, New York (1866) THERE can be little doubt but that the Catholic navigator Gomez, at the close of the first quarter of the sixteenth century, entered our harbor on the feast of the great Franciscan, St. Anthony of Padua; and, himself a Portuguese, felt especial devotion to that glory [Read More...]

A Poem by St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

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Song of Gratitude to Our Lady of Mount Carmel From the first moments of my life, You took me in your arms. Ever since that day, dear Mother, You’ve protected me here below. To preserve my innocence, You placed me in a soft nest. You watched over my childhood In the shade of a holy cloister. [Read More...]


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