Hilaire Belloc: Expressive Patriotism – Astrology Bites

Moon conjunct Uranus, Venus conjunct Mars, plus the Moon's North Node in Cancer in the eighth house, reveal how deeply invested his strong emotions were; he was both eccentric and caring, passionate and tender. He was able to instinctively home-in on the shared feelings and inheritances of England, France and their respective cultures, his life's work. Little wonder that his patriotism and traditional sensibility stretched across The English Channel and beyond.

One Minute Reflection – 11 January – ‘Consider the most prudent woman Mary …’ — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 11 January – Sixth Day within the Octave of Epiphany “He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them and his mother kept all these things in her heart.” – Luke 2:51 REFLECTION – “Consider the most prudent woman Mary, Mother of true Wisdom, as the […]One … Continue reading One Minute Reflection – 11 January – ‘Consider the most prudent woman Mary …’ — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Tolkien and the Roman Catholic Church — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Though J.R.R. Tolkien said that the Roman Catholicism only entered “The Lord of the Rings” consciously in its revision, one finds prayer, notions of hierarchy, and Catholic sacramental elements in the earliest conceptions of the legendarium. In 1900, much to the dismay of her family, Mabel Tolkien was confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church. Her […]Tolkien … Continue reading Tolkien and the Roman Catholic Church — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 5 January – Saint Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) — AnaStpaul Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 5 January – Saint Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) Virgin, Recluse, Mystic. Patronage – single laywomen. Also known as – Aemiliana, Emilian, Emilienne. The Roman Martyrology states: “In Rome, commemoration of Saint Emiliana, Virgin, Aunt of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, who, shortly after her sister Tarsilla, also returned to […]Saint … Continue reading Saint of the Day – 5 January – Saint Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) — AnaStpaul Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 4 January – Saint Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 4 January – Saint Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) Virgin, although married, she remained a virgin during her marriage, apostle of charity, miracle-worker. Born in c 650 in Ghent, Belgium and died in c 740 of natural causes. Patronages – against childhood diseases, of toothache, difficult marriages, poultry, victims […]Saint … Continue reading Saint of the Day – 4 January – Saint Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March (Reblog)

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) – 17 March: During the difficult times of Oliver Cromwell, one of the bishops who was …Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March

Our Morning Offering – 15 March – O Merciful God By St Thomas Aquinas — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Our Morning Offering – 15 March – Monday of the Fourth week of Lent O Merciful GodBy St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)Doctor AngelicusDoctor Communis O merciful God,grant that I may ever perfectlydo Your Will in all things.Let it be my ambition to workonly for Your honour and glory.Let me rejoice in nothing but that leads to […]Our … Continue reading Our Morning Offering – 15 March – O Merciful God By St Thomas Aquinas — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 13 March – It is in the heart that perfection lies; for love is the supreme law.” Luke 18:9-14 (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 13 March – Saturday of the Third Week of Lent, Readings Hosea 6: 1-6, Psalms 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21, Luke 18: 9-14 “…For …One Minute Reflection – 13 March – It is in the heart that perfection lies; for love is the supreme law.” Luke 18:9-14