How does today’s Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth illustrate the Blessed Mother’s charity and humility? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.
Why the fascination in the Mass of Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite not only by the Catholic elite but by those of simple faith? What does the Mass in the Extraordinary Form tell me not only about how to pray the mass in general, no matter what Rite or language I attend it in, but how to live my faith in Jesus?
On the fourth day of Christmas, the Church gives to us a somber memorial which concretizes what could very possibly become, thanks to elves and snowmen, an overly sentimental feast of Christ’s birth. Claire Dwyer reflects on the Feast of the Holy Innocents.