Once Upon the Ruins

Bernardo Aparicio Garcia 

The bitter blend of sweat and blood on her forehead glistened under the mid-afternoon sun as she darted between the mounds of brick and stone on the street. The sky was overcast with towers of smoke that watched like sad sentinels over a dead land that seemed to fade away down below. Now that the guns had been quiet for two hours, Sara could hear nothing except her own heavy breathing pounding in her ears like blows of thunder. [Read more…]

Advent 2005

Editor’s Welcome


Dale Ahlquist,
G.K. Chesterton and the Use of the Imagination


Amy Lemoine,
Anna’s Song

Christopher Paolelli,

Michael Baruzzini,

Bernardo Aparicio Garcia,
Once Upon the Ruins

Eve Tushnet,
Why Can’t He Be You?


J.B. Toner,
Clare and Francis

Christopher Paolelli,
The Edifice

John A. Di Camillo,

J.B. Toner,

Katy Willis,
The Great Mystery

Katy Willis,
Leaving Song

Matthew Alderman,
A Psalm for the Sibyl

A.R. Bossert,
The Telephone

Matthew Alderman,
The Transfiguration of Apulia


Damian J. Ference,
A Case for the Devil

Come Die for Christ: A Seminarian’s Letter

John Rogers,
Many Faces, One God: Many Languages, One Prayer

Lauren Brannon,
Out, Out, Brief Candle

Robert T. Miller,
Two Bases of Morality in Catholic Theology

Art and Photography

Matthew Alderman,
American Gothic

Daniel Albers,
A Connemara Landscape

Matthew Alderman,
Spouse of the Holy Ghost

Matthew Alderman,
Turris Eburnea