St. Joseph, patron of contemplatives

Painting of St. Joseph at the Franciscan shrine of St. Joseph built over the house of St. Joseph in Bethlehem, near the Church of the Nativity.   St. Joseph, patron of contemplatives St. Joseph, “the foster-father” of Jesus is often venerated under many titles, such as “St. Joseph the Worker” or “St. Joseph, most Chaste […]

On Curiosity

  On Curiosity St. Thomas Aquinas defines curiosity thus: it is inordinate desire for truth or the desire for truth for the wrong reasons. Curiosity is a vice, pure and simple. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologiae draws fom Augustine and Aristotle arguing that curiosity is a vice. Curiosity is the desire to know the […]

The Importance of the Consecration of Russia

  The Importance of the Consecration of Russia Fatima, Russia, and the Catholic Church: the message I do not comment on politics, such as the Ukraine-Russia crisis. I comment on the state of society at large, which includes this novel crisis. My name is Tatyana. My name is Russian, but I am not a Russian […]