Memoria Press presents Man & Men, an enlightening article by Martin Cothran on the subject of virtue including the etymology of the word. “Christian ideals were to be found in the Bible—as well as in the vast treasury of Western literature that was influenced by it. It was a belief articulated in the Biblical book of Genesis and which was held by the earliest Church fathers: that man is God’s highest creation, and is different in kind from the animals by virtue of his being created in the image and likeness of God.” Tolkien’s Men of the West may diminish in number, but they shall never die out.
Joel Morehouse posts several fantastic photos of Rila Monastery in Bulgaria on New Liturgical Movement. Notice the small doors in the monastery. “Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
Continuing with our theme of “little children,” we are reminded of the famous Saint Therese. The Triumph of Teresian Trust on Crisis Magazine focuses on our Little Saint’s childlike trust in Christ as Regis Martin draws on what he saw when in Lisieux. “You see, for St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, the great sea of hope on which she first set sail as a young girl, was always at high tide.”