Celebrate the Rosary By Building a New Church


The parish of Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville, South Carolina was started by a group of lay people in the 1950s to have Mass closer to their home in South Greenville. They bought a little house and a priest came to say Mass. Eventually they built a school with a large, warehouse type [Read More...]

Special Divine Mercy Event at OLR


Author, convert, theologian and speaker, Dr Paul Thigpen will be at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church on Sunday, October 12 for a special Divine Mercy celebration in honor of St Faustina’s Feast Day. Come and join us at OLR in Greenville for this inspiring event: 3:00 – Divine Mercy Chaplet with special music [Read More...]

A Mystical Metaphysical

From the Traherne window in Hereford Cathedral

  This week’s article at The Imaginative Conservative is an introduction to the poet Thomas Traherne. My sister Denise, who died last Spring, was an internationally known Traherne scholar, and her book Happiness and Holiness: Thomas Traherne and His Writings (Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology) (Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology)  is recognized as the best [Read More...]

Why is Christian Marriage Indissoluble?

I heard some time ago about a Methodist minister who decided that he wanted to do things “more Catholic.” So he started wearing vestments and added a few extra candles to the altar. He began to cross himself and introduced a more formal liturgy. When Lent came along he decided to impose ashes on the [Read More...]

Kathy Schiffer and La Verna

la verna

Go with Kathy Schiffer here on a little photo tour of St Francis’ mountain retreat La Verna (from Wikkipedia) Count Orlando of Chiusi gave La Verna to Francis on May 8, 1213 as a retreat specially favourable for contemplation, and in 1218 built him the chapel Santa Maria degli Angeli. In August, 1224, frustrated by the changes [Read More...]

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?


Most of us know that simply praying for something you want is not the best way of praying. God is not a cosmic vending machine in which you put your prayer in the slot and the goodie you want drops into the tray at the bottom. Don’t get me wrong. God delights in any prayer [Read More...]