(From the Housetops is indebted to Father Martin, the superior of the Franciscans of the Immaculate in New Bedford, Massachusetts, for his permission to publish the following conference of St. Maximilian Kolbe in our magazine. It has been transcribed exactly … Continue reading
Every evening we come before our Blessed Mother, bringing her a collection of our day’s efforts. She gracefully produces a gift of value and, in November, we are emboldened to ask if any of it could be applied to the … Continue reading
Father Joseph Picco was born on July 4, 1867 in Nole (Turin Piemonte), Italy. He studied in the Seminary at Turin, and entered the Society of Jesus on September 22, 1885. For more than a quarter of a century he … Continue reading
(St. Leo the Great D. 461) The Voice of Peter The truths that belong to this day’s solemnity are truly well known to you, Dearly Beloved, and you have frequently been instructed in them. But just as this visible light … Continue reading
MARY IS THE MOTHER OF GOD. She is the virginal mother of only one Child.
LET’S HAVE A LITTLE TALK, my young friend, just you and I. It is private, yes.
“Consideration is the heart of charity.” This can be applied to how we treat our fellow man and also how we treat the Mysteries that God has revealed to us. Another name for consideration in this case is meditation.
(Webmaster’s Note: We are indebted to the Ukrainian Catholic daily, The New Star, of Chicago, for the following inspirational excerpt.) Throughout his life Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky was a friend to Ukrainian youth.
It was only through Mary that God the Father gave His Only-Begotten to the world. Whatever sighs the patriarchs may have sent forth, whatever prayers the prophets and the saints of the Old Law may have offered up to obtain … Continue reading
All Americans know that the pursuit of happiness, like life and liberty, is an “unalienable right”. The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, edited by Benjamin Franklin and famously approved by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, … Continue reading
Saint Ignatius of Loyola writes that when God looks down upon this world, He sees anxious people hurrying through the market places of earth or pacing around the farms and produce-meadows of the country, almost entirely unmindful of their eternal … Continue reading
I WANT TO THANK BROTHER FRANCIS for inviting me to speak to you today, and in the months to come, about True Devotion to our Blessed Mother, as set forth by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort. There are two books, … Continue reading
Before the dawn of the material creation there was a lot of immaterial (though hardly in the sense of unimportant) and awesome activity going on. At one point it developed into warfare.
Since the expulsion from Heaven of Lucifer and the other fallen angels — an event antecedent to Adam’s creation — the Blessed Mother of God has been the razor by which the good are divided from the bad, the children … Continue reading