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Of Wizards and Men

One of my favorite moments in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien is the arrival of the wizard Gandalf on the shores of Middle-Earth as recounted in Appendix B of The […]

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The Adoration of the Shepherds

The Transformation of the Shepherds

And so we have come, Lady, Our day’s work done, Our love, our hopes, ourselves, We give to your Son. This is the final stanza of The Shepherd’s Carol, by […]

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Lesson From Lepanto

“White founts falling in the courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all […]

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The Apostles of Virginia

In 1849, the English priest Fr. Frederick William Faber wrote a now famous hymn entitled “Faith of our Fathers” of the English Martyrs. The first verse and the refrain go […]

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Are you free?

Am I free? What even is freedom? Most definitions seem insufficient to me.  Society teaches us to see freedom as our ability to do whatever we want.  We are told […]

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