SAINT ROBERT BELLARMINE SJ
This season's featured words from our saints are excerpted from The Ascent of the Mind to God by the Ladder of Created Things, a devotional text by Cardinal Robert Bellarmine. Born in Montepulciano in Italy, Bellarmine began his career as a theology professor at Leuven in the Low Countries and then taught for many years at the Jesuits' Roman College, today the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was made a cardinal by Pope Clement VIII. He is known especially for his explications of Catholic doctrine in view of Protestant Reformation challenges, but he also wrote a number of devotional works. He was canonized on June 29, 1930, by Pope Pius XI and declared a Doctor of the Church. He is the patron saint of canon lawyers, catechists, and several colleges and universities.
Announcements of interest to the wider PILGRIM community.
A poem by Patrick Cook of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Posted 18 August 2014.
A poem by Erin O'Luanaigh of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Posted 18 August 2014.
A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 18 August 2014.
An excerpt from the book L'Oraison Problème Politique (1965) by the French theologian Jean Daniélou, SJ (1905-1974).
A painting by Bronwen McShea of New York City.
Patricia Snow of New Haven, Connecticut, USA reflects on an experience she had in Rome. Originally posted Lent/Easter 2011.
Christopher Bruno Lacaria of Waterbury, Connecticut, USA describes his encounter with the traditional Latin liturgy while in college and celebrates its return to Saint Paul Church in Cambridge, Massachussetts. Originally posted Pentecost/Assumption 2011.
A short story by José M. Sanchez of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Posted 1 March 2014.
An essay by Marilyn MacArthur of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 18 August 2017.
A poetic meditation by Jeannine M. Pitas of Buffalo, New York, USA. Posted 18 August 2014.
A poem by Sister Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS, of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Posted 18 August 2017.
A poem by Andrew Di Prinzio of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 18 August 2014.
A monotype by Katya Vetrov of New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
A short story by Nancy Toomey. Originally posted Ordinary Time/All Saints 2011.
A short story by Dena Hunt of Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Originally posted 15 September 2013.
A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 8 June 2014.
A poem by Grace Andreacchi of London. Posted 8 June 2014.
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