In celebration of Thanksgiving we hear St. Francis and G. K. Chesterton giving thanks:
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Ladydale Diary St. Edmund, King and Martyr, 2020 Today is the feast of a saint who’s especially close to my heart. St. Edmund was an Anglo-Saxon king who was martyred by the pagan Vikings. His shrine was in the town of Bury St. Edmunds, once known as St. Edmundsbury, in Suffolk, which is only fifteen [...]
Understanding the key elements of one of Shakespeare's darkest tragedies in a little over a thousand words.... https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/11/othello-nutshell-joseph-pearce.html
Newly Posted to the Inner Sanctum Joseph Pearce celebrates this week's feast days of Saints Gertrude and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by discussing and reading two poems by Saint Gertrude and a poem about Saint Elizabeth by Christina Rossetti. Continuing the pilgrimage to Rome with Hilaire Belloc, we share his first breathtaking view of the [...]
As we continue our pilgrimage to Rome with Hilaire Belloc, our pilgrim is transfixed by his first sight of the distant Alps, inspiring some breathtakingly beautiful prose....
Celebrating this week feast days, I discuss and read two poems by St. Gertrude the Great and a poem by Christina Rossetti on St. Elizabeth of Hungary....
Ladydale Diary St. Josephat, 2020 This has been the weirdest of weeks in terms of weather. Hot, humid, overcast. Brooding. Portentous. And then yesterday evening, while I was teaching an online class on Othello and had just mentioned Iago’s role as a diabolus, all hell broke loose. A blinding flash of lightning was followed by [...]
Amid the ruins of “progress” it is art, and particularly literature, that has proved the voice of the resistance.... https://www.ncregister.com/blog/light-amid-the-ruins
In my latest essay for the Imaginative Conservative I combine musings on the mystery of Time with a review of a collection of short stories by William Baer: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2020/11/timelessness-times-square-and-other-stories-william-baer-joseph-pearce.html