The Truth About Muslim Spain

How Did Christianity Survive? FOR ALMOST 800 YEARS, THEY LIVED UNDER THE YOKE OF ISLAM. Between 711 and 1492 AD, Spain was occupied by the North African Muslim. Yet somehow, against seemingly impossible odds, the Faith did not die. By Peter De Trolio III In fact, one could argue that Christianity was immeasurably strengthened by … Read more

Tomas Luis de Victoria

The Glorious Music of a Holy Priest By Losana Boyd It is the Mass at Midnight celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord in New York City. From the choir loft and the semi-darkness of St. Patrick’s Cathedral a hauntingly beautiful line of music begins to sound. The glorious motet “O Magnum Mysterium” written by the … Read more

Day Thirteen on the Camino of St James

Excerpted from Along the Way from REGINA Press By Losana Boyd Slept okay, even after all the midnight maneuvering. I wake up feeling excited…today is the day! Who cares about being rested? A quick juice and coffee, and I am off. The morning is cool and lovely. I practically want to run to Santiago! I … Read more

The Mystery of the Ancient Mozarabic Mass

By Peter De Trolio III In this era of controversy surrounding the rites of the Mass, it is fascinating to look back through the centuries to yet another time when the question of diverse rites arose. Before the unification of the rites in the Western Church, there were many different local rites.  Distance and lack … Read more

The Tragic Daughters of Isabella

by Donna Sue Berry It is a startlingly modern question. What becomes of the daughters of a warrior queen, a devoted and exemplary mother who ensured they were well-catechized in the Faith and well-educated in the world?  Isabella, John, Joanna, Maria and Catherine were the five children of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of … Read more