She Lives Because He Has Risen!

blog header Risen Christ“I do not for one instant profess to believe that all the world is about to turn Catholic; I am quite sure that it is not; I even think it probable that we are on the verge of a Great Apostasy……[O]n the one side will stand human society ranged against her, in ranks and companies of which hardly two members are agreed upon anything except upon opposition to her.  There will be the New Theologians of that day, as of ours; new schools of thought, changing every instant, new discoveries, new revelations, new presentations and combinations of fragments of old truth.  And on the other side will stand the Church of the ages, with the marks of her Passion deeper than ever upon her.  From the one side will go up that all but eternal cry, ‘We have found her out at last; she is forsaken of all except of a few fanatics at last; she is dead and buried at last’.  And on the other side she will stand, then as always, wounded indeed to death, yet not dead; betrayed by her new-born Judases, judged by her Herods, and her Pilates, scourged by those who pity while they strike, despised and rejected, and yet stronger in her Divine foolishness than all the wisdom of men; hung between Heaven and earth, and yet victorious over both; sealed and guarded in her living tomb, and yet always and forever passing out to new life and new victories.

“So, too, then as now, and as at the beginning, there will be secret gardens where she is known and loved, where she will console the penitent as the sun rises on Easter Day; there will be upper rooms where her weeping friends are gathered for fear of the Jews, when the doors being shut, she will come and stand in the midst and give them Peace; on mountains, and roads, and by the sea, she will walk then, as she has walked always, in the secret splendor of her Resurrection.”                                                       –  Mgr. R. H. Benson, 1911

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4 Responses to She Lives Because He Has Risen!

  1. Fiat says:


    I have replied by e-mail

    God bless!


  2. Jacqueline says:

    Thank you for all your great posts! Was hoping to contact you but didn’t see your email anywhere on the blog or site… Would you mind emailing me at
    Jacqueline Stein
    Outreach Developer
    Shrine of Christ the King
    6415 S. Woodlawn Ave.
    Chicago, Il 60637

  3. Fiat says:

    Easter greetings to you, too, Servus!

    Thank you for linking to us. I will make sure you are added to our list.

    May God bond His elect so as to make us one in heart and mind, in the service of Our Blessed Mother. May she be our secure refuge!

    Let us support each other in mutual prayer; it is a kindness of our Blessed Mother to make known to us “fanatics” that we are not alone. That is a great consolation.

    Indeed, He has truly risen! Alleluia! I pray we will live to see the triumph of our Lady’s Immaculate Heart!

    In their Sacred Hearts,

  4. Martial says:

    Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere! I so very much appreciate your thoughtful posts. I wish you and your’s a very happy, holy and grace-filled Easter Octave. I have linked your blog on mine.

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