The axis of mercy supporting the world turns on these hinges or poles, that through the Mother we have access to the Son and through the Son to the Father, so that being thus led we should have no fear that our reconciliation would be rejected.
Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.
Saint Andre is a relative to some of the folks in the parishes I serve:
Perched above Montreal in Canada, Saint Joseph’s Oratory stands proudly over the horizon. It is a monolith, but a beautiful one, with its famous green copper dome serving as a landmark of the French-Canadian city. It is a church, noticeably so in architecture, and an icon of New World faith and persistence. This isn’t because…