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VEXILLA REGIS · 3W ago

....AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.....

SANCTUARY SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE CALIFORNIA USA It is good for the spirit to get out into the country, or out to sea from time to time to enjoy the peace and timelessness of landsc...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

HOW DID WE GET HERE? WHERE ARE WE GOING?

First published in 2013 and thus long before "AMORIS LAETITIA"(dated 19th March ,2016) this remains timely, though the way ahead has become clearer perhaps, it sems  no more comfortable:   ...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

SUDDENLY WE SEE THE "BANNERS OF DARKNESS"

She Brought HIM To Us Now Leads Us To Him Hymns have been on my mind a bit lately as readers would have noticed.When I was a school child - Yes they had schools back then! -one of my favo...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

VOCATIONS - CARDINAL PELL SUMMED IT UP SUCCINCTLY

This Post first appeared on 24thMay, 2011. cardinal Pell could as easily have had in mind Broken Bay Diocese in those times under Bishop David Walker whose Episcopate produced one Ordination...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

LOVE ITS CENTRALITY

We have been considering  LOVE and the issues surrounding it. Here, we establish its position in catholic life. SAINT JOHN ON PATMOS Recurringly in his Gospel and his other writings, St....
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

LOVE, TOLERANCE AND LABELS

OUR DIVINE LORD AS PANTOCRATOR - CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE The words of Our Lord Jesus Christ are of critical importance for mankind - this is God Himself speaking directly to Man. So that...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

LOVE ALWAYS GIVES ITSELF TO THE BELOVED

LOVE DOES NOT WITHDRAW ITSELF BUT ALWAYS GIVES TO THE TRULY BELOVED During the holy season of Lent, the subject of Love is continuously brought to our attention. God's Love for us,...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

MUSIC AND THE LITURGY -"catholic" IS NOT ENOUGH

WORLD WAR II  - SACRED LITURGY WITHOUT MUSIC- A MATTER OF NECESSITY (BUT NOTE THE PRIEST IS PROPERLY VESTED - EVEN THE  MANIPLE) We have previously noted the always pertinent writings of ...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

"LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG. MA!"

ONE PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS "Look what they done to my song, Ma !" The pop song from the Vietnam War era, was sung in a raw voice by a  young woman - Wikipedia tells me it was Mela...
VEXILLA REGIS · 1M ago

LETTER TO A SENIOR PRIEST ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE 2001 THE BATHERSBY YEARS

St.STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL BRISBANE " 11 MARCH, 2001 Reverend & Dear Father                                       YOUR SERMON - THE TRANSFIGURATION                                            ...