A Catholic Bride

Six Beautiful Brides On Why A Catholic Marriage is Different   SISTERS SUSAN AND ELIZABETH TOFFLER prepare for their double wedding in Portland, Oregon. “We believe Catholic marriage is a way to unite the human with the Divine; we are cooperating with God’s Will for our lives.” “A CATHOLIC MARRIAGE IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT IS … Read more


Conquistador your stallion stands in need of company And like some angel’s haloed brow You reek of purity I see your armor plated breast Has long since lost its sheen And in your death mask face There are no signs which can be seen And though I hoped for something to find I could see … 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

Chavagnes International College

Chavagnes International College a été fondé en 2002 dans un ancien petit séminaire de l’ouest de la France, par un groupe de professeurs britanniques sous la direction de Ferdi McDermott, ancien éditeur catholique. Ferdi a été lui-même directeur du Collège depuis 2007. Qu’est-ce qui vous a poussé à fonder ce collège ? J’ai toujours été … 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

Beautiful Spanish Mantillas

THE LIGHTWEIGHT MANTILLA CAME INTO USE IN THE WARMER REGIONS OF SPAIN in the 16th century; lace mantillas became popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, as depicted in portraits by Spanish artists Diego Velázquez and Goya. In the 19th century, Queen Isabella II actively encouraged its use. SOME SAY THAT THE SPANISH CUSTOM DATES … Read more

Spain’s Catholic Chess Queen

By Meghan Ferrara Photos by Teresa Limjoco Though chess is an ancient game, its popularity continues to this day. The strategy and finesse required to succeed are an integral part of the fascination the game holds for players. What is less well known, though equally intriguing, is the story of how chess developed into its … Read more

Pelayo & The Cradle of Catholic Spain

By Father José Miguel Marqués Campo Our story begins in 711 AD — Dark Ages Spain, when Muslims from North Africa have invaded the entire Iberian Peninsula.  Legends tell us of Pelayo (Latin ‘Pelagius’) a Visigoth warrior who fought alongside the doomed King Roderigo at the Battle of Guadalete.   No one can withstand their terrible … Read more

Queens, Writers, Religious & Servants

Nine Catholic Women of Spain By Barbara Monzon-Puleo If the history of Catholic civilization is today reported in a negative, highly-biased light, it is true that the footprints of Catholic women in our history are often downright erased. A few highly-visible female rulers aside, the stories of real women in the home, the field, the … Read more

The Ancient Mass in Modern Madrid

By Teresa Limjoco There is perhaps no country in the world where an inherited religion is repudiated as vehemently as in Spain. For decades, Spanish universities and media elites have kept up a constant drumbeat of ridicule and condemnation of the Church, her traditions and ideas. It is fascinating, then, to find that Madrid, Spain’s media … Read more

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