Auberge of San Nicolas de Puente of the Knights of St. John on the Camino outside Burgos, Spain.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Female Religious in the Order of St John

An interesting article about the role of women religious in the Hospitaller Houses of the Order of St John during the Middle Ages.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Good Friday Procession at Iglesia de la Veracruz

Following our tradition, the offices of Good Friday and the procession of the holy funeral will be held, as every year, the next day, March 25 at 18:30 hours at the Iglesia de la Veracruz.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Iglesia de la Vera Cruz of the SMOM in Segovia, Spain

The Iglesia de la Vera Cruz or Church of the Holy Cross in Segovia, Spain was originally built by the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher in the 13th century. It was passed to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem on September 23, 1531 and now remains in it's possession.

Story on the Order of Malta from France

A nice, quasi-vintage video on the Order of Malta with some historic footage from 1999 and the anniversary of the founding of the Order which took place on Malta, including a glimpse of the late Fra Freddie. There is also some footage from inside the Magistral Palace with the late Grand Master Fra Andrew Bertie. It also highlights some of the work of the Order in France. Although it is in French the video is still interesting to watch.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bonaguil - Le Dernier Château Fort LE CHEMIN DE RONDE. Le château de Bonaguil est un des derniers châteaux
forts construits. Son nom signifie bonne aiguille et désigne le site
défensif : un promontoire rocheux et escarpé de calcaire, convenant
parfaitement à l'établissement d'un château fort.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

True Apostolic Zeal Demands "Private Moments."

Once again Pope Francis demeaned orthodox priests saying they "frighten him."  In the same talk to a group of priests that were part of a conference sponsored by the Congregation for Clergy "Pope Francis also encouraged them to be merciful in administering the sacrament of reconciliation, as well as reminding them that apostolic zeal often means they will not have a "private moment" to themselves."

And yet even Jesus broke away from the crowds to spend private moments in prayer. All the spiritual writers are consistent in teaching that souls that spend all their time engaged in activities without giving time to contemplative prayer are deformed. 


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