Understanding Catholic France: A Conversation with a French Country Priest

By Harry Stevens France is a confusing place for outsiders, especially when they don’t speak French and they are trying to understand the position of the Catholic Church there. Thankfully, a chance encounter with an English-speaking country priest with a broad and deep education led Regina Magazine down a fascinating path. Here’s our interview with … Read more

Academic Excellence and Holiness at Chavagnes International College

‘What Eton and Oxford Might Have Become’ Chavagnes International College was founded in 2002, in a large former junior seminary in the west of France, by a group of British teachers under the leadership of Ferdi McDermott, a former Catholic publisher. Ferdi has himself been Headmaster of the College since 2007. What inspired you to … Read more

Solesmes Abbey: The Unquiet Home of Gregorian Chant

Hidden In A French Valley ANCIENT CHRISTIAN WORSHIP: The Abbey of Solesmes stands above the valley of the Sarthe River, midway between Le Mans and Angers.  St. Thuribus, in the fifth century, organized Christian worship here in the Gallo-Roman villa de Solesmis.  The Abbey was founded in 1010, half a century before the Normans invaded England … Read more

Institute of Christ The King Sovereign Priest Keeps Tradition Alive In France

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest By Losana Boyd  The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest had its origins in France in 1990, and was officially founded in Africa. The Institute continues to grow steadily throughout its native France, as well as in apostolates in Africa, Europe and the United States. The … Read more