Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Vulpes Random: Jurassic Jesuits

Alix Montague has written a solemnly ludicrous narrative of the adventures of four nineteenth-century Jesuit priests shipwrecked off the coast of South America, in fine High Victorian style. Into the … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

St Ignatius Day special: Life Advice from Brother Guy

Today is the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits: a lover and a fighter who gave up his sword and dedicated his life to serving … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vonda McIntyre’s The Moon and the Sun

You know how it is when you had a favourite author, and millions of years later you wouldn’t be able to name her as a favourite, if asked cold, but … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Wild Boys: Inigo, written and directed by Jonathan Moore, White Bear Theatre Kennington

NB: As this is a historical play, and closely follows the autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, there seemed no sense in avoiding spoilers. If you don’t … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Vulpes Random: Project SJ

Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. What better day to announce a new project, all about Jesuits? The heart of … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

An Interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno: Part II

For Part I, click here.  For Kirsty’s review of God’s Mechanics, click here. The idea of a religious university as they exist in the US is not a familiar one … Continue reading

November 11, 2010 · 9 Comments

An Interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno: Part I

Brother Guy Consolmagno is a planetary scientist, Jesuit brother and sci-fi enthusiast.  In addition to his own research, he is Co-ordinator for Public Relations at the Vatican Observatory and curator … Continue reading

November 10, 2010 · 12 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

The Foxes are looking to the heavens this week as they contemplate the really big issues: philosophy, religion, science and folk music. On Monday, Nikki wonders if philosophy really can … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Madness of Queen Maria by Jenifer Roberts

Nowadays we think of Portugal as a pleasant vacation spot, but in centuries past, it was a major player on the world’s stage. This biography covers a pivotal time in … Continue reading

March 8, 2010 · 5 Comments

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