Franciscans and Chivalry

Just found a book on how St. Francis transformed the ideal of chivalry from something worldly to something heavenly:  Gospel Chivarly: Franciscan Romanticism by Father Mark Elvins. I once linked to an article by Stratford Caldecott called “The Chivalry of … Continue reading

St. Joseph, Knight of Our Lady

The Solemnity of St. Joseph is transfered to March 15, because the 19th is within Holy Week. This is the perfect ocassion to read this great article by Stratford Caldecott called “The Chivalry of St. Joseph.” It’s all here: the … Continue reading

Guest Post by Fra José Maria Barbin, FI: The Beautiful Struggle

I am pleased to post here an essay of one of our friars, Fra José Maria Barbin on the subject of the imagination and Marian Chivalry.  I am thoroughly in accord with his insights and am grateful for his contribution. … Continue reading

Queen of the May

O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May, O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May. “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” is an extra-liturgical … Continue reading

The Holy Grail of Pope Francis: Our Lady of Lujan and Undoer of Knots

An Argentinian silversmith, Juan Carlos Pallarols, is handcrafting a simple silver chalice for Pope Francis, which will be embossed with two images of the Blessed Mother:  Our Lady of Lujan, an Argentinian image of the Immaculate Conception, associated with a 17th … Continue reading

Heroes, Then and Now

Previous Men of Honor Next – In the face of attacks upon the sanctity of human life, of marriage and family life, Catholic men are called upon to sustain their Christian honor, and to consider inaction in the face of … Continue reading