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Mountain of Faith

If Lent has a physical presence in our corner of Europe, a mountain in County Mayo in western Ireland would surely be that place. Croagh Patrick, which overlooks the Atlantic, is the mountain scaled by St Patrick in 441 AD...

Ten advices from Saint John Bosco on how to progress with your studies

Start of the year, classes will begin. Thousands of questions gather in the head of the students, what will be this year?

Why, in some places, images in churches are covered during Holy Week?

The image of a catholic temple with all it's images covered with purple fabric, can be a shocking experience for some devout people, who are accustomed, as usual, to see the beauty shown in a church building as a reflection of God's own beauty.

Rice Bowl: Initiative to alleviate hunger during Lent

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and sacrifice; but it is also a time of charity...

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, reflects on Lent

Lent is a time of repentance and contrition, inviting us all to a deeper conversion and interior renewal…

Light that Soothes and Strengthens

Through the reflections that the author makes in this article, that we reprint for our readers today, we are led imagine what she wants us to see...

The Art of St. Bernard

We are pleased to present to our readers some excerpts of an article written by Professor Wim Verbaal for the academic journal Lumen Veritatis.

A Christmas Miracle: an escape from Nazis on Christmas Eve

Our readers will certainly enjoy this story posted on Catholic News Service by Carol Zimmermann.

Don Blas de Lezo vs Admiral Edward Vernon, in Cartagena de Indias, 1741

Don Blas de Lezo -who protected Cartagena de Indias, in now a days Colombia, against the British giant fleet commanded by Admiral Edward Vernon, in 1741- was a see warrior out of common.

The Architect of the Big Ben Tower

I cannot think of any visitor going to London who will not have in mind the Houses of Parliament, the Elizabeth Tower or Big Ben Tower as it is usually known, as places necessarily to be included in his itinerary.