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Issue 018: Dragons & a Rabbit, Death & the Saints
Laudetur Jesus Christus!
November is the month of Saints and Souls. We present to you once again a variety of articles reflecting upon themes old and ever new: literature, music, justice, judgment day.
Remember that the first days of November are a special time to gain plenary indulgences for the dead!
There Be Dragons... and Knights!
Chesterton tells us: “The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.” Read on about the greatness of the classic fairy tale here.
From Thence He Shall Come: Facing Fear of the Judgment
There is a right fear and a wrong fear. The first and most common fear is a low, even animalistic, servile fear. Servile fear is irrational and based on material, physical, or emotional impulses. This fear we must cast away… read on to find out about holy fear here.
Becoming Real: Lessons from The Velveteen Rabbit
The velveteen rabbit asks if becoming real hurts, and the skin horse, always truthful, answers that it sometimes does, but that "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." By that time, most of your hair is gone, your eyes have dropped out, and you become very shabby looking. ... This is why more modern toys so rarely become real. They break too easily, have to be carefully kept, and sooner or later “pass away.” Are we afraid of becoming "real," and the suffering it entails? Ponder that here.
For All the Saints: Fighting the Good Fight of the Faith
The traditional hymn, “For All the Saints,” is a challenge to the modern world that seems determined to avoid suffering. How could we possibly sing about our own wonderfulness while being reminded of the faith and courage of the martyrs? Read more.
Thank you, as always, for reading. Long Live Christ the King!
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