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

Ten Years of Training

A Visit to Bath, England for the 11th Annual Training Conference organized by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.   Prior Park College is a stately home in Bath, now a Catholic boarding school for secondary students. Their classical style chapel is very beautiful, and has not suffered from any significant reordering or … Read more

Saint Rocco in the Streets of New York

By Beverly Stevens In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Vatican learnt by experience to address the needs of Catholic emigrants flung far from their homelands by the winds of politics and war. In the New World, the conflicts which not infrequently arose between national groups of immigrants and the Church of Saint Rocco’s origins … Read more

NYPD Catholic

The Story of the Patrolman’s Fraternity of St. Michael By Matthew Reid, New York Police Department (NYPD) Catholic Cops The police profession, harking back to the very first days of American policing in the 1840’s, has always been a heavily Irish Catholic profession.  That being said, later on the Italians began to bring significant numbers into … Read more

Who Needs Men in Church?

By Joseph Shaw   Cardinal Burke recently gave a rather controversial interview on the crisis of men in Church. The lack of men in most Catholic churches in the West is there for all to see; looking at those most involved in parish life—readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar servers—the lack of menfolk is … Read more


A Wall Street Guy On Why The Dominican Nuns ‘Are My Heroines’ By Peter Kenny Summit, New Jersey Peter Kenny has worked on Wall Street for all of his long career, holding many senior positions including a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, Peter is a respected financial markets commentator both on TV and … Read more

Faith Under Fire

How Roy Campbell Saved the Writings of St John of the Cross From the Bonfires of the Spanish Civil War by Meghan Ferrara PHOTO CREDITS: Teresa Limjoco It may seem improbable to consider that St. John of the Cross, the Spanish Civil War, and JRR Tolkien have anything in common. However, all three share one … Read more

Love Transforms You!

An Interview with Sr Mary Magdalene of the Immaculate Conception, OP   She’s part of a vibrant new wave of young sisters entering traditional religious Orders around America. The Dominicans of Summit, New Jersey are a cloistered Order which remained loyal to their foundations, and today they are increasingly blessed with young novices like Sister … Read more

Sister Mary Jacinta’s Story

Sister, did you know you had a vocation? I was in a Dominican active Community already before I entered the Summit monastery. I spent two years in formation with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at Ann Arbor, Michigan. After prayerful discernment, I felt that Our Lord was calling me to a … Read more