Suggested Reading:


CCD: Crisis in Catholic Doctrine

Crisis in
Catholic Doctrine:

the Grave State
of Religious Education in America

Boston Catholic Journal

Write us:

 Boston Catholic Journal



Boston Catholic Journal


Flowers in the Desert: Cloistered Nuns in the Garden of God





What would you have with us, O Son of God?

Must we enter maimed and blind and lame

Into that kingdom that you call good news?

Must we forsake all that we hold so dear,

Tread underfoot the love of kith and kin

To venture far into a land unknown
by night in naked faith?

Why did you choose
the uphill road

Whose only end is death in bitter loneliness?




The Bride of Christ. A Cistercian Nun. Valley of Our Lady Monastery.









Was there no other way
for us who are but mortals, made

Of flesh and blood, with fallen hearts
That need to breath a lesser air than heaven's heights?

There sounds no answer —

Only arms outstretched
in silent helplessness — upon a tree

And hands, which humbly break the wounded Bread

Hold out a cup like rich red wine.



Poem by
a Cloistered Poor Clare Colettine Nun




“Amen, Amen, without Recall”


The Bride of Christ

Another Mary


Poor Clare Nuns


Wise and Faithful Virgins                 Ceaseless Song in Ceasless Praise

                                                    African Nuns                   The Life that is a Prayer, and prayer become the life


St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese of Lisieux


Saint Bernadette
St. Bernadette of Lourdes

    St. Teresa  Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
St. Teresa
Benedicta of the Cross
(Edith Stein)



To Mary among us ...

Mothers to the motherless

Children to the childless

Sisters to the sisterless

Solace in our sorrow

Sacrifice of love for all our sins

Petitions endless in our endless grief ...

Behold thy mother
Behold thy daughter
Behold thy sister

Behold, O lesser son of Man ...
The Bride of Christ!

... in supplication on her knees ... for thee — for thee!




The primary links above (preceding their “original source”) are PDF files on our own servers in the event that the referenced URLs are no longer accessible. As of May 18, 2021 the referenced URLs are still accessible)




Boston Catholic Journal

Totally Faithful to the Sacred Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in Rome

Scio opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti verbum Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum 
I know your works ... that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name. (Apocalypse 3.8)


Copyright © 2004 - 2021 Boston Catholic Journal. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise stated, permission is granted by the Boston Catholic Journal for the copying and distribution of the articles and audio files under the following conditions:  No additions, deletions, or changes are to be made to the text or audio files in any way, and the copies may not be sold for a profit. In the reproduction, in any format of any image, graphic, text, or audio file, attribution must be given to the Boston Catholic Journal.



The Face

The Face and the Culmination of Vatican II

and the Culmination
of Vatican II

Search the Boston Catholic Journal


Free Catholic Audio Library

Listen to — or Download Catholic Prayers in Latin and English:
and more

The Beauty and Sanctity

The beauty and Sanctity of Traditional Catholicism

 of Traditional Catholicism

Dr. Taylor Marshall

Dr. Taylor Marshall, Catholic

Uncompromising Catholicism

Mother Miriam Live

A Traditional Catholic Nun answers your questions without compromising our holy Faith


The Metaphysics of
Christian Mysticism

The Metaphysics of Mysticism - St. John of the Cross: Reason, Revelation, and the inexorable Logic of the Ascent of the Soul to God by Geoffrey K. Mondello

St. John
of the Cross

Reason, Revelation,
and Inexorable Logic:
 the Ascent of the Soul to God

Geoffrey K. Mondello

available at Amazon

The End
of Christendom

Archbishop Fulton Sheen - The Fourth Great Crisis in the Church - The End of Christendom

The Fourth Great Crisis
of the Church”

 Why the  Church
— and the West —
are withering

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Little Office

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary
of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Michael the Archangel

Prayer to Saint Michael
against satan

Novena to
St Jude

 Novena to St Jude Printable 4-fold with one piece of paper
Printable Booklet
on 1 sheet
of paper, 4-fold, free

The Hammer
and the

Church Militant - Outspokenly  Catholic

Forging the Truth
of Cath

With Mary in the Rose Garden
Mary Immaculate, Mother of God
Reflections on the Rosary
with a Poor Clare Nun and
Padre Pio

Baltimore Catechism - the most authoritative Catechism ever printed

Discover what
the Church

really teaches

Download the PDF

The Practice
of the
Presence of God

 Brother Lawrence

Complete Audio Files

Pope Saint Pius X
Pray for us

“I shall spare myself neither
care nor labor nor vigils for
the salvation of souls”