Of Columcille and Pope Gregory

Brandubh was killed on the morrow, and demons carried off his soul into the air. And Maedhog [abbot of Ferns] heard the wail of his soul as it was undergoing pain, while he was with the reapers. And he went into the air, and began to battle with the demons. And they passed over Hy; […]

Like An Unsullied Sun

Now when Colomb Cille came to his ending, and when the bell for nocturn was struck on the night of Pentecost Sunday, he went before the rest to the church and made prostration and fervent prayer at the altar. Then an angelic radiance filled the church around him on every side, and there the venerable […]

St. Paul via Duck Dynasty

An nescitis quia iniqui regnum Dei non possidebunt? Nolite errare: neque fornicarii, neque idolis servientes, neque adulteri, neque molles, neque masculorum concubitores, neque fures, neque avari, neque ebriosi, neque maledici, neque rapaces regnum Dei possidebunt. — I Corinthians vi. 9-10.

For the Souls in Purgatory

Almighty and everlasting God, through the glorious merits of Your faithful servant Columba, be mindful of the suffering of the faithful souls in Purgatory, and, if it be Your will, bring them quickly through the flames of the purging fire to the place of peace and refreshment with You in Heaven. Through Our Lord Jesus […]

Generally Priests Have a Very Strong Belief in the Afterlife

Father Dougal: Ted do you believe in the afterlife? Father Ted: Well generally priests have a very strong belief in the afterlife. Father Dougal: Ooh I wish I had your faith Ted! Father Ted: Dougal, how did you get into the Church? Was it like, “Collect twelve crisp packets and become a priest”?

Woman Cooperates with God

The mark of man is initiative, but the mark of woman is cooperation. Man talks about freedom; woman about sympathy, love, sacrifice. Man cooperates with nature; woman cooperates with God. Man was called to till the earth, to “rule over the earth”; woman to be the bearer of a life that comes from God. — […]