Peter Darcy

About Peter Darcy

Peter Darcy is an award-winning writer and editor who spent thirty years in the non-profit sector and other business enterprises. He manages a non-profit publishing business called Strength of Soul Books and currently works as a managing editor for CatholicStand.com. He has authored or ghostwritten seven books.

The Dream that Gave Us the Periodic Table of Elements

2021-10-19T18:43:24+00:00October 19th, 2021|BEAUTY, Natural World|

Dreams are not always strange, disconnected experiences. Sometimes they are unified to the point of producing extraordinary blessings. In fact, one of the wonders of modern science came through a dream. It’s called the Periodic Table of Elements, the fascinating chart that explains the way the microscopic building blocks of our physical world all [...]

The Wonder of a Pen

2021-10-17T14:21:19+00:00October 17th, 2021|BEAUTY, Wonder & Ingenuity|

The world contains layers upon layers of beauty. But do we have eyes to see all there is to see? Sight is the physical sense. Seeing is the spiritual sense. The difference became evident to me recently when I looked up from my reading at a pen on my desk and noticed that it [...]

Permission to Die, Mother?

2021-10-03T15:42:24+00:00October 2nd, 2021|GOODNESS, Martyrs & Witnesses|

By Patrick Giroux France’s most celebrated martyr, Joan of Arc, was captured at the gates of the city of Compiègne in northern France in 1431. The stark history of martyrdom would repeat itself more than 350 years later in that same town, except this time it was an entire convent of nuns who would [...]

Seven Martyrs from the Heart of One Family

2021-10-03T03:22:27+00:00September 30th, 2021|Faith & Mysticism, GOODNESS, Martyrs & Witnesses|

The Second Book of Maccabees, Chapter 7, recounts the horrific story of the Jewish mother who was forced to watch the killing of her seven sons during the persecution of the Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes (175-164 BC). This evil military general inherited a portion of Alexander the Great's empire and set about forcing everyone [...]

The Unconquered Fortress of a Mighty Archangel

2021-09-29T16:43:50+00:00September 29th, 2021|BEAUTY|

“Mont Saint-Michel has broken the English siege!” cried the messenger as he galloped into the little town of Domrémy at the far eastern edge of France. It was the year 1424 AD, and a twelve-year-old girl of that town named Jehanne received the news with open enthusiasm. “There is hope for the kingdom of [...]

The Remarkable German Tenor Who Left Us Too Soon

2021-09-24T17:01:59+00:00September 12th, 2021|BEAUTY, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

Italian folk songs are often performed using an artistic technique the Italians have perfected. They call it “Bel Canto”, a name that literally means beautiful song or music. The Harvard Dictionary of Music describes the vocal technique as placing “emphasis on beauty of sound and brilliance of performance rather than dramatic expression or romantic [...]

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