Abyssus abyssum invocat (Dennis Aubrey)


Les jugements de Dieu sont des abîmes. Les abîmes de la sagesse, de la miséricorde de Dieu. This phrase “Abyssus abyssum invocat” is full of obscurity, of mysteries impenetrable to reason. The abyss calls to the abyss, the deep calls to the deep. For some, one hell calls for another. But in French, “L’abîme appelle […]

Happy Easter


We were fortunate a few years ago to find yet another medieval sculpture of the patron of secular Easter celebrations, Saint Saliento Lepus. We repost it this year as a reminder of the seriousness of the secular celebration. According to our research, Saint Saliendo Lepus was a 3rd century noble Roman rabbit who incurred the […]

New Podcast Episode – The Tragedy of Notre Dame


Rarely are posts from Via Lucis taken directly from the news – I can think only of a couple, especially the death of Angelico Surchamp. But today’s podcast on the burning of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres is an exception. The devastating news of the fire on the Île de la Cité has affected […]

New Podcast Episode – Chauvigny


The town of Chauvigny in the Vienne region of France has always been one of our favorites. Dennis spent a couple of years there as a boy and since we have been working on our Via Lucis project, the Collegiale Church of Saint Pierre atop the hill that dominates the town has fascinated us. If […]