In the Austrian Alps

Living Ignatian Spirituality & Dominican Theology with the Servi Founded in 1988, the Servants of Jesus and Mary are an Order of Papal Right. They are based in Blindenmarkt, in the district of Melk in lower Austria. Today, the Order has 50 members, of which 30 are priests working closely with the Scouts in Europe, … Read more

The Secret of the Seminaire de la Castille

By Daniel Rabourdin PHOTOS courtesy of the Seminary It’s one of the bright lights of Catholic France. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the azure Mediterranean sea, the Seminaire de la Castille today has an astonishing 53 seminarians – this, at a time when most of France’s seminaries are nearly empty, and many are quietly closing. … Read more

UPDATE: BUILDING AN ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ DREAM

It seems an impossible dream. Since 2011, Sorbonne graduate, EWTN alumnus and film-maker Daniel Rabourdin has been hard at work on a docudrama on the hidden horror of 140,000 French Catholic martyrs killed in 1796 – and up until recently denied by the French government. To get updated on his progress, REGINA recently spoke with … Read more

The Habits of the Adorers

Article by Sequoia Sierra Photos by Beverly Stevens With the changes that came about in the 1960s, for a while it seemed as though religious habits had become a rarity. However, unbeknownst to most Catholics, even in the decades after the Second Vatican Council there were still many Orders which maintained their religious garb, though … Read more

‘Isn’t Chant Too Hard?’

And Other Outlandish Questions For the Monks of Norcia   FATHER BASIL NIXEN IS THE CHOIRMASTER of the Benedictines at Norcia, Italy. Their chant CD is now #1 Best-seller at Barnes &Noble in the US as well as debut #1 Classical Traditional on this week’s Billboard Chart, #1 Classical Amazon US and #1 Classical iTunes US. … Read more

How Catholics Got Their Chant Back

By Peter De Trolio III Once upon a time as a very young man, I heard Plain Chant. It was during the 1980s, that period of guitars and pop music erroneously and enthusiastically interjected into the liturgy. My revelation came due to the work of a Monk of St. Anselm´s Abbey in Washington, D.C. Dom … Read more

Behind Convent Walls

Designing for the New California Norbertines   THE ORDER OF CANONS REGULAR OF PRÉMONTRÉ, also known as the Premonstratensians, the Norbertines and, in Britain and Ireland, as the White Canons, were founded in Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Saint Norbert. Abbey pictured here is La Lucerne Abbey (Manche). SAINT NORBERT WAS A FRIEND OF … Read more

Splendor in the City

Sacra Liturgia USA in New York City   KNIGHTS AND DAMES OF MALTA IN THEIR TRADITIONAL REGALIA ARRIVE FOR MASS at New York’s Sacra Liturgia Conference, June 1, 2015 (PHOTO CREDIT: Stuart Chessman)   “THE PURPOSE OF SACRA LITURGIA IS TO PROMOTE IN AN ACTIVE WAY THE LITURGICAL REFORM THAT IS SO SORELY NEEDED IN … Read more

Introducing a New Generation to Fontgombault Abbey

By Meghan Ferrara Located in the heart of France on the banks of the Creuse River, the ancient walls of Fontgombault hark back to the peak of medieval Christendom, its breathtaking beauty and the simplicity of monastic life. The abbey has stood the test of time, and today is the site of frequent pilgrimages, including … Read more

Eyewitness: Pilgrimage in York, England

In honour of the Martyr Saint Margaret Clitherow, Wife and Mother Essay by Michael Durnan Photo Credits: Michael Durnan Joseph Shaw   IN RECENT YEARS, THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND WALES has held an annual national pilgrimage to the northern English city of York, the county town of Yorkshire. The pilgrimage is held in honour … Read more