Monthly Archives: November 2013

Νικῶμεν – Peter H. Reilly

The following poem was written by my 14 year old brother, Peter H. Reilly. It’s theme is the Battle of Marathon and Pheidippides’ run from Marathon to Athens. For those, who don’t yet know Greek (start learning!), the title means “We are victorious!,”and the final line means “Hail, We are victorious!” Νικῶμεν Black ships rising, […]


My name is Ross, and I’ve been taken on as a new writer for the Catholic Dormitory! An admirer of this website’s work, I have been following their posts for a while now, and decided that I would cast my lots with these fine gentlemen. I am in the academy–a PhD. student in Religious Studies […]

Unto the Altar of My God

This is a story of a man’s journey, of my own journey, towards God. It will be told in parts, so the reader can experience it in a way that doesn’t promote boredom. Since this is a true story, the names of some of the people involved have been changed, so as not to praise […]

To Conceive a Horror For All the World Loves and Values

We can often forget just how at odds the world is with the message of Christ. We try to live our lives halfway following the world and halfway following Jesus. For many of us, it is a daily struggle to detach ourselves from the ways of the culture and give all to God. We need […]

Si tan solo supieras

Si tan solo supieras, lo que se siente cargar con este escudo, cargar con esta misión, con esta base, esta piedra, esta fe. Si tan solo supieras, cómo se sienten las palabras de mi Coronel, de mi Rey, cuando me manda confiado, a cumplir su Voluntad, su Plan. Si tan solo supieras, amigo, ¡hermano!, cómo […]


Conversion is difficult specially at the beginning, when you realize tiny pains before you get scared, when you see the blood on you. It gets harder, when you feel the wood at your back, your arms and your legs, and you don’t understand, why you are there. Pain gets more intense, when you see your […]


La conversión es difícil, en especial porque en un principio te das cuenta de uno que otro dolor, y luego te asustas, porque empiezas a notar la sangre en ti. Se vuelve más difícil aun, porque empiezas a sentir un madero en toda tu espalda, y en tus brazos y piernas, no entiendes muy bien, […]