• Beautiful Spanish Mantillas

    THE LIGHTWEIGHT MANTILLA CAME INTO USE IN THE WARMER REGIONS OF SPAIN in the 16th century; lace mantillas became popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, as depicted in portraits by Spanish artists Diego Velázquez and Goya. In the 19th century, Queen Isabella II actively…

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  • St. Leocadia of Toledo: Martyr of Ancient Spain

    FEATURED PHOTO: THE GRAVE OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN MARTYR, St Leocadia of Spain, in the crypt of the Cathedral at Oviedo.   By Ed Masters Photos by Teresa Limjoco During the persecutions the Church endured for the first three centuries, many thousands of Catholics from…

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  • Pelayo & The Cradle of Catholic Spain

    By Father José Miguel Marqués Campo Our story begins in 711 AD — Dark Ages Spain, when Muslims from North Africa have invaded the entire Iberian Peninsula. No one can withstand their terrible onslaught, with the exception of a few hundred Christian men, women and…

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  • The Ancient Mass in Modern Madrid

    By Teresa Limjoco There is perhaps no country in the world where an inherited religion is repudiated as vehemently as in Spain. For decades, Spanish universities and media elites have kept up a constant drumbeat of ridicule and condemnation of the Church, her traditions and…

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  • The Strange Story of Cordoba’s Disputed Cathedral

    By Peter De Trollio III THE GUADALQUIVIR RIVER ON THE ANCIENT ROMAN BRIDGE: Cordoba is an ancient dwelling place, settled long before the Romans built their monumental city. MASSIVE GATEWAY TO HONOR THE ROMAN GOD JANUS: The Romans built their temple to Janus, the god…

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  • The Drama of Isabella the Catholic

    CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT: Isabella (far right) was ‘a beautiful blonde, of queenly figure, exquisitely chiseled features, and with mild blue eyes.’ By Beverly Stevens She is an enigma. Was Isabella of Castile a shining example of queenship in late medieval Europe, a feminist ideal? Was she…

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  • Day Thirteen on the Camino of St James

    Excerpted from Along the Way from REGINA Press By Losana Boyd Slept okay, even after all the midnight maneuvering. I wake up feeling excited…today is the day! Who cares about being rested? A quick juice and coffee, and I am off. The morning is cool…

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  • The Mystery of the Ancient Mozarabic Mass

    By Peter De Trolio III In this era of controversy surrounding the rites of the Mass, it is fascinating to look back through the centuries to yet another time when the question of diverse rites arose. Before the unification of the rites in the Western…

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