Virginity and the Little Flower of the Mohawks

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In learning more about St Kateri Tekakwitha I was struck by the connecting points between her and St Therese of Lisieux. Both were orphaned. Both suffered from a terrible disease. Both died at the age of just 24. Therese was called “the Little Flower”. Kateri was called “the Lily of the Mohawks” Pictured are two [Read More...]

Works Without Faith is Dead

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The old debate still rages in which Catholics dispute with Protestants who say that salvation is by “faith alone.” Yes, we like to pick out the verse from the epistle of James which says that “faith without works is dead.” If we’re going to talk the talk we have to walk the walk. Action speak [Read More...]

Frodo Baggins and St Therese

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The Little Way Through Middle Earth  is a long article I wrote some time ago for Stratford Caldecott’s journal, Second Spring. I have uploaded it here, and over the weeks ahead plan to start publishing more of my archived articles that were written for various publications. Go here to read the article. I hope you enjoy [Read More...]

Old Monk on Monks

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Visitor to the monastery: What is the most difficult thing about monastic life? Old Monk: Other monks. Visitor: Why are they so difficult? Old Monk: Because they are like me. [Read more...]

Thomas Aquinas the the Flying Nun

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In a nearby convent there was a nun who had taken to levitating during mystical prayer. The people were, of course, stupefied by this astounding miracle and were flocking to see the flying nun. The novices in Thomas’ friary were just as excited as the others and dragged the great philosopher off to see the [Read More...]

Caitlin O’Rourke on Little Girls

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Guest blogger Caitlin O’Rourke is a member of St Bridget’s, Church, High Dudgeon, New Jersey. Caitlin is ten years old. See what you probably didn’t know is that my middle name is Agnes but I don’t tell anybody because I don’t like it very much because Granny had a friend she used to take me [Read More...]


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