Author Archives: Charles A. Coulombe

About Charles A. Coulombe

I am a Catholic Historical speaker and author.

American Recusants

Chronologically, Catholicism first reached these shores at the hands of the French and Spanish; in terms of numbers, the vast majority of Catholic Americans owe their ancestry to French, Irish, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Croatian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Hungarian, Dutch … Continue reading

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Eleanor Farjeon

February 13 was the birthday of English poet and Catholic convert Eleanor Farjeon.

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Lenten Advice From Robert Herrick

TO KEEP A TRUE LENT. by Robert Herrick IS this a fast, to keep The larder lean ? And clean From fat of veals and sheep ? Is it to quit the dish Of flesh, yet still To fill The platter … Continue reading

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A Sad Anniversary

February 11 is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a joyous commemoration that serves to some degree to blot out a much unhappier anniversary: on this date in 1534, Henry VIII, having already set aside his hapless Queen and … Continue reading

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Sir John Suckling

To-day was his birthday! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Suckling_(poet)

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Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in 1587, Mary Queen of Scots was judicially murdered by the government of her cousin, Elizabeth I. A controversial figure in her own time and ours, there can be no doubt of her personal piety, nor the … Continue reading

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The feast of St. Gilbert of Sempringham

When the Ordinariates came into existence, they were not only the bearers of the Anglican Patrimony into the Catholic Church; they were also the recipients of the Recusant and pre-Reformation traditions of the Catholic Church in the British Isles. February … Continue reading

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