Mary, Queen of Scots

The Real Woman ‘Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. So be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’ (Matthew 10:16) By Teresa Limjoco, MD Mary, Queen of Scots, approached the executioner’s block dressed in a petticoat – blood-red, the martyr’s color. It was the end of a life lived … Read more

A Short Story

WHY CATHOLICS ARE SO OBSESSED WITH SEX A Short Story “Why is it,” said Jessica, my long-time friend, a non-observant Church of Scotland member, “that the Catholic Church won’t just, er, enter the modern era? Why are they so obsessed with sex?” Um, I thought, here we go. We were sitting in a coffee place … Read more

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Ireland

How the Light of the Gospel is Returning to Limerick by Donna Sue Berry Canon Wulfran Lebocq, choirmaster of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), spoke with Regina Magazine about the ongoing restoration of Sacred Heart, one of the most beautiful churches in Limerick, which was falling into ruins when the Institute … Read more

Beautiful Irish Lace

How the Church Taught Lace-making to the Irish by Tamara Isabell Irish Lace is famous the world over, but most people have no idea that this industry originated with the Irish Famine and the Catholic Church’s response to the plight of the suffering poor. The industry might never have flourished had it not been for … Read more

Knocking Knock

What the Apparitions Point To by Beverly De Soto Stevens Editor, Regina Magazine On a rainy August night in 1879, a parish charwoman in the humble farming village of Knock, Ireland finished her duties and locked the church door behind her. Then she had a chat with a family that lived in the thatched-roof house … Read more

The Truth About Ireland & the Faith

Conversations with Dubliners by Michael Durnan The image of Ireland is one of rolling emerald green fields full of sheep and dairy cattle; whitewashed cottages and quaint pubs; charming villages; rustic farms; a wind-and-rain-swept coast and a gentle pace of life. Ireland for some conjures up an image of country that resembles a kind of … Read more

Silverstream Priory

St Benedict’s Sons in Ireland Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, 62, was born and raised in Connecticut. Today, he is the Prior of a newly-established Benedictine monastery in Stamullen, Ireland. The Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle has an amazing vocations problem: they have far too many young monks (plus interested young men) for their … Read more

Lough Derg

Saint Patrick’s Purgatory by Tamara Isabell It is a pilgrimage renowned for its austerity — fasting, walking barefoot, sleep deprivation, intense self-examination and prayer. Some may wonder what it is that draws pilgrims by the thousands year after year; especially today, when Catholics have little experience of penance. Since the early Middle Ages, Lough Derg, … Read more

Beautiful Irish Linens & Woolens

A Tradition Anchored in the Church by Sequoia Sierra While Ireland’s rich history in linens and woolens has been somewhat forgotten, as with all things Irish the finest things can be traced to their origins in the Church. Linen and wool production began in Irish monasteries in the Middle Ages (Editor’s Note: See more about … Read more

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