Tradition Restored

Breton,Girls,Dancing,,Pont-aven,,By,Paul,Gauguin,,1888,,French,Post-impressionist

Homeschooling for Heaven’s Sake

“The loveliest masterpiece of the Heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux After having eight babies in 13 years and homeschooling for a good 10, I am convinced that even world-class jugglers can’t hold a candle to homeschooling mamas. Catch this screenshot (in words) of a typical homeschooling…

Valencia,,Spain,-,November,9,,2016.,The,Holy,Chalice,Of

The Chalice Used at the Last Supper

The chalice which the Apostles brought from Veronica’s house was wonderful and mysterious in its appearance. It had been kept a long time in the temple among other precious objects of great antiquity, the use and origin of which had been forgotten. The same has been in some degree the case in the Christian Church,…

Barcelona,,Spain,-,November,23,,2021:,Statue,Of,The,Saint

St. Benedict on the Observance of Lent

From The Rule of St. Benedict (Regula) , Chapter 49, on the Observance of Lent. A Monk’s life should at all times resemble a continual Lent, but few have such virtue. Thus, we encourage everyone during Lent to live in all purity, and during this holy season to wash away all the negligences of other…

Echternach,/,Luxembourg,-,03,10,2019:,Catholic,Liturgical,Book.

The Draw of the Old Mass in Latin

What is it about the Traditional Latin Mass that attracts so many, especially the younger generations? As a card-carrying Millennial, I hope to provide some insight. If you have walked into a Latin Mass with an open mind, you’ve likely been struck by the realization that something important is happening. The priest is not looking…

Brussels,-,July,26:,Stained,Glass,Window,Depicting,The,Three

The Epiphany Cake on the Twelfth Day of Christmas

“The kings of Tharsis and of the islands shall offer presents, alleluia. The kings of Arabia and of Saba shall bring gifts, alleluia.” —Roman Ritual, Blessings at Meals on Epiphany and Octave (cf. Psalm 71 (72): 10). On January 6, the annual feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord is celebrated as an extension of…

Rome-italy-september,16,,2017-pilgrimage,On,The,Occasion,Of,The,Tenth,Anniversary

The Best Resource for Teaching Boys to Serve the Latin Mass

“If boys won’t learn, men won’t know.” -Msgr. R.J. Schuler, PhD One of the most important resources for families that attend the Traditional Latin Mass is How to Serve (published by TAN Books), an excellent book by Dom Matthew Britt, O.S.B. Dom Matthew was a Minnesota-born Benedictine priest ordained in 1901 for St. Martin’s Abbey…

The,Annunciation,,By,Botticelli,,1485-92,,Italian,Renaissance,Painting,,Tempera,,Gold

Five Inspiring Reads to Pour Your Soul Into for 2022

“A man’s character is shown by the books that he reads.” -Fr. Lasance (My Prayer Book) With the joy of Christmas continuing through the New Year, one important aspect on the minds of many is the making of resolutions. A rite of passage for many of us, we resolve to counter vices with temperance or…