From two letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) to his son Michael (1920-1984), on the Blessed Sacrament: • March 1941: “Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament. … There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity,… Continue reading J.R.R. Tolkien Letters
105 Pope St. Nicholas I Pope from April 24, 858 – November 13, 867Lived: c. 800 – November 13, 867 Give me the scoop on Nicholas I.A Roman from a noble family, Nicholas was well-known, even before becoming pope, for his holiness, goodwill, intelligence, and ability to lead. He was a subdeacon under Pope Sergius… Continue reading Pope St. Nicholas I
Pope from March 828 – January 25, 844 Died: January 25, 844 Give me the scoop on Gregory IV. Born in Rome late in the 8th Century, Gregory was known for his penchant for learning and his rugged good looks (yes, seriously) prior to being pope. After priestly ordination, Gregory served as cardinal and pastor… Continue reading #101 Pope Gregory IV
Pope from August 31, 827 – October 10, 827 Lived: 800 – October 10, 827Give me the scoop on Valentine. Valentine, a Roman by birth, advanced very quickly in his service of the Church. Being very holy and of pure morals, he for good reason became a favorite of both St. Paschal I and Eugene… Continue reading #100 Pope Valentine
One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy. The child would grow up to be St. John Paul II.
In a new book published in Poland, Milena Kindziuk describes how St. John Paul II’s mother was advised to get an abortion.
This is a repost from Ted Bauer’s Blog, linked below to the original article. Got this via my girlfriend’s grandmother (86): Source: Imagine if you were born in 1900 It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount… Continue reading Imagine if you were born in 1900
I am often told that Religion has no place in science. Oddly enough, science has not only formed my faith; science has sealed my Faith. Most Christians have heard of the Shroud of Turin, the ancient relic that bears the image of a crucified male. Blood typing has been done on the Shroud, and it was determined… Continue reading Theology of Jesus’ Blood Type
23 Johns ago, there was a First! Pope St. John I Pope from 523-526 A.D.Died: 526 A.D. Give me the scoop on John I.The first of over 20 popes to be called “John” was born in Tuscany in 470, but moved to Rome at a young age. He served as a priest for most of… Continue reading #53 Pope St. John I
Pope from February 1, 772 – December 25, 795 Lived: c. 700 – December 25, 795 Give me the scoop on Adrian I. A Roman by birth, Adrian set himself up well to follow Stephen III and take over the papacy at such an uneasy time in the Church’s history. Adrian was from a noble… Continue reading #95, Pope Adrian I
Pope Stephen III Pope from August 7, 768 – February 1, 772Lived: 720 – February 1, 772 Give me the scoop on Stephen III.Stephen was born in Sicily, the son of a man named Olivus. Stephen first served as a Benedictine monk in the abbey of St. Chrysogonus (sound familiar? His name is in the… Continue reading #94, Pope Stephen III