It was the poem said to have been a major inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien when he wrote The Lord of the Rings, and heralded as one of the last epic poems to be written in the English language.
Some know Christ since they were born, other have to go through the, at times, very difficult internal struggle of pondering the big questions of life.
By Hannah Skipper Word Count: 6235 Rating: PG Summary: A story of the Christmas Truce, using characters featured in the Molly American Girl books. As the snow let up in the wee hours of the morning on Christmas Day 1944, forty-nine-year old Colonel James Bennett and a small contingent of British and American officers hunkered down in... Continue Reading →
By Avellina Balestri, November 24, 2016 Word Count: 1608 Rating: G Summary: An article about the meaning of Thanksgiving and its impact as a pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, for most people here in America, is something of a precursor of Christmas that initiates a deluge of holiday hits playing ad nauseum in public and private locales until... Continue Reading →
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: SEEMINGLY SECULAR, ACTUALLY CATHOLIC! By Frodo Baggins Word Count: 691 Rating: G Summary: An article about how the tradition and song about the twelve days of Christmas comes from Catholic history. The widely-sung carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” seems very secular. At first glance, it is about someone whose... Continue Reading →
AN ENGLISH JACOBITE: JAMES RADCLIFF, 3RD EARL OF DERWENTWATER AND THE ’15 RISING By Matthew Hill-Spur Word Count: 3358 Rating: G Summary: An article about the Earl of Derwentwater and the Jacobite rising of 1715 “Circumstances unhappily concurred to draw [Derwentwater] into this snare, to his destruction, and the utter ruination of the most flourishing... Continue Reading →
"The protagonist is Major Pettigrew, retired from the British Army, and his friend, Ms. Ali, owner of a local shop."
IT BEGINS WITH LIGHT: A LONDONER'S CONVERSION TO CATHOLICISM By Wyndysascha, August 10, 2014 Word count: 1242 Rating: G Summary: Wyndysascha discusses her conversion to Catholicism. I’m not a Cradle Catholic. I’m a convert. Actually, a fairly recent convert: I was received into the Church on Easter Vigil, 2013. I’m sure I wouldn’t have made it... Continue Reading →