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The above political motto of the great martyr and regenerator of Ecuador, President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, rings today truer & needier than ever.
It is a motto also that encapsulates Moreno’s personal rule, that men who aspire to be saints can make their own, editing it in order to rule their own state in life and spiritual temperament.
(Click here to edit this document for oneself.)
It is practically unthinkable that Pope Francis (more…)
[ … ] 18. Not with the conquest of material space does one approach to God, (more…)
Yes, if Pope Leo XIII will have anything to say about it yet.
[image is of Columbus (left) in the chapel, at the altar – Alcazar, Seville]
One day in late-March 2005 a simple telephone call to the Holy See’s Secretariat of State — headquarters of the Vatican’s ‘international diplomatic corps’ — received a terse reply, here paraphrased: if it can be done in accordance with international law, we’ll see what can be done.
It was all we needed to hear. (more…)
Bl. Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943)
Layman and martyr
Franz Jägerstätter was born on 20 May 1907 in St Radegund, Upper Austria, to his unmarried mother, Rosalia Huber, and to Franz Bachmeier, who was killed during World War I. After the death of his natural father, Rosalia married Heinrich Jägerstätter, who adopted Franz and gave the boy his surname of Jägerstätter in 1917. (more…)
For those paying attention, it is reported in a few reliable places that the 300-page report prepared by three Cardinals to investigate the “Vatileaks” scandals has to do with the need (more…)