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He who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it

Today is the feast of Blessed Titus Brandsma, Carmelite friar, educator, journalist and scholar.  He was murdered by lethal injection, as part of a programme of medical experimentation, in Dachau on 26 July 1942. 162 more words

Saints

Upcoming Conference for Catholic Writers in Chicago area

The Catholic Writers Guild is holding their Catholic Writers Live Conference once again in conjunction with the Catholic Marketing Network Conference, in the Chicago area. Here are the quick facts: 141 more words

Faith And Culture

Five Catholic Chick Lit Writers (That You May Not Know And May Be Happy To)

1. Rumer Godden. She did not convert to Catholicism until the year she turned 61 but she continued to publish novels for almost 30 years after that. 596 more words

Books

O Mother

“Woman behold your son, son behold your mother.”

O Mother

O Mother, how can you bear

this torture of your son?

You have been given to me, 92 more words

Brendan Behan e New York

Così Rosemary Behan ricordò la passione dello zio nel 2001 sulle pagine del Telegraph:

New York has been violently aware, since 2 September, of the arrival of a bawdy, iconoclastic, ex-Irish revolutionary, ballad-singing, jig-dancing, stocky, rumpled, wild-haired, thirty-seven-year-old Dublin playwright named Brendan Behan. 137 more words

Irish Club

Reflections on St Patrick's Day

Prof. Enrico Reggiani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

Sono numerosi i simboli che circondano la straordinaria figura di Saint Patrick e che ne hanno sempre rappresentato la vita e la predicazione, acquistando particolare rilevanza soprattutto nella ricorrenza del 17 marzo, in occasione della festa del Santo Patrono d’Irlanda. 542 more words

Irish Club

Miserere Mei,Deus

I started to write this at the beginning of Lent but only now getting to finish it and send it off. Pope Francis has declared this the year of Mercy and that is what Lent culminating with Easter is all about. 127 more words

Inspirational