The Catholic World Report, Father Peter Stravinskas: A new book by Christian Browne, The Pearl of Great Price: Pius VI & the Sack of Rome (Arouca Press), is a historical play that tells the true story of the invasion of Rome by Revolutionary France in 1798 and the arrest and capture of Pope Pius VI. Browne, an attorney and partner in a law firm based in Long Island, New York, recounts historical events, and his scenes are based upon first-hand accounts and actual documents published at the time. The book has been praised as “a literary pearl” by Joseph Pearce and a “very interesting and dramatic retelling of one of the most exciting events in the history of the Church” by Thomas Storck. Interview is here.
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“Saint Hippolytus had been an antipope during the pontificate of Pope Saint Callistus. He was banished to Sardinia where he submitted to the legitimate Pope and urged his followers to submit also. He atoned for his sins by his martyrdom.” https://t.co/NF4UsOJlFj18 hours ago
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.“One day, when the Saracens were besieging Assisi and trying to enter the Convent of Saint Damian where she and her nuns lived, she lifted up a monstrance in which the Blessed Sacrament had been placed and called upon Jesus to put the Saracens to flight…” https://t.co/jaXM7qORXi2 days ago