December 01, 2012
Christmas approaches, Christmas is near.
Hope is reborn in our weary hearts. Many signs show it: in a few days we will have again the joy of celebrating Christmas and of forgetting our discouragements and sorrows.
This is a time of truce. We will rediscover our child-like hearts, filled with wonder at the sight of the Child-God; we will sing our wonder in ancient melodies that defy fashions and time. God is among us, as one of us. Who would dare to be against us? A profound joy, an inalienable hope.
October 01, 2012
At the end of too long a silence, we would like to inform you of some events that have marked the Seminary’s life these last months so that, sharing in our joys, you may also share our concerns which, we hasten to say, do not weaken at all our hope; quite the contrary!
September 01, 2012
Man is wont to abandon, with a remarkable ease, what is essential, clinging to extravagant dreams that fade into nothing. Is there a greater madness than this quasi-unexplainable thirst for strong pleasures, for self-seeking? As if life had no other goal and reason than to flatter ourselves. And the world in which we live supports admirably well this illusion of happiness. Away from any effort, avoiding any sacrifice, we precipitate ourselves into the transitory, into the day that swiftly passes away, forgetful of what is eternal and remains.
June 01, 2012
From the dawn rising over the snow-covered peaks of powerful mountains, to the incomparable majesty of the sunset at sea, passing through the intimate and amiable spectacle of our fields, Nature offers us incomparable subjects of contemplation. Such beauty speaks the language of the soul, the language of its Creator – the language of the Beautiful and, consequently, of Truth. But this universal language is not the prerogative of nature alone; it is also that of Art and the Humanities, starting with the noblest of them, Philosophy, which precisely teaches us how from the Beautiful we can arrive at Truth.
January 01, 2012
Powerful means of communication for some, destruction of any social life for others, the Internet does not leave anybody indifferent. Some praise it as being the only remaining force that allows men who are still free to fight against the despotism of a globalism that controls all the official sources of information. Others, on the contrary, disparage it as being a skillful machine of disinformation. The latter claim that, by exploiting the emotions caused by an excess of information, it prevents man from thinking and judging, thus reducing him to a disjointed puppet in the hands of hidden powers.
December 01, 2011
Habituated to living according to the frantic rhythm of a disoriented world, we have lost the understanding of sacred things, which requires peace of soul and silence of heart. At best, we content ourselves with glancing over them with a distracted eye. How can we reconcile this superficial approach with the necessary contemplation of the birth of the Infant-God? It is just the opposite: the extreme simplicity that the divine spectacle of the creche offers us must help us to conquer the spiritual self-indulgence that ruins our souls.
November 01, 2011
Nevertheless, today fear can slip into our hearts. Watching the sorry spectacle offered us by the men of the Church, the vileness that often accompanies their actions, we can imagine that the hour of darkness has already covered the earth; that the Church, like her divine spouse, finds Herself crucified, in Her last agony, and about to show Her infinite love to God the Father in the most complete abandonment.
October 01, 2011
At the beginning of October we will receive twenty new students. The total number will then exceed the symbolic figure of one hundred. We entrust all these young people to your prayers – though, to be honest, some of them are not so young! Without this assault of prayer perseveringly addressed to Heaven, our poor efforts could not bear fruit.
August 01, 2011
We must always be certain of the love of God for us. This love is not a utopia, but a reality which must be deeply impressed in our hearts. God is at the center of our souls and there He waits to converse as a friend with us. Let us go beyond our impressions and the illusions conjured up by our imagination. The tenderness of God transcends our senses; it resides in the most intimate part of our being, that which is not affected by our emotions.
June 02, 2011
The French Revolution attacked the Throne to destroy the Altar. Indeed, the devil knows very well that the supernatural must exist incarnated. And as the supernatural completely escapes his power, he manages to undermine what is natural, bringing down the supernatural as if it were a fragile house of cards.