The Remnants: The Final Essays of John Senior
The late, great John Senior went to his eternal reward in April of 1999, leaving behind a small army of dedicated Catholics, priests, professors, authors, religious, and heads of Catholic families—hundreds of his former students, most of whom were converts and who, under his tutelage, had learned to love the old Faith as he did and thus desired to serve the Church as loyally as had their revered teacher. Today, one will find the former students of John Senior in the service of the Church all over the world. A Mother Superior in France, for example, Benedictine monks on both sides of the Atlantic, priests, sisters even a bishop or two. His massive contribution as a Catholic educator and thinker will never be fully realized on this side of heaven’s gate, but this little book is a small effort to honor the legacy of this extraordinary man and to introduce him to a new generation of Catholics who never knew him in life but who are in such dire need of his wisdom in this our new age of darkness, against which he warned so often and with such eloquence. May he rest in peace and may we never forget. …Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant
“With the presentation of this collection, this potpourri, my father's literary career comes to a close, being completed posthumously. Fittingly, these selections span most of his career, beginning shortly after his conversion in 1960. In addition to his busy teaching schedule my father devoted a considerable amount of time writing articles for The Remnant and giving speeches at their Forums. He had a very close and longstanding friendship with its founder Mr. Walter Matt (+RIP) and his son Michael. He was his staunch supporter and ally in the war for the restoration of tradition. The final two chapters are the result of an interview and correspondence with Mr. Philippe Maxence, Editor in Chief of L'Homme Nouveau in France, in the last year of my father's life. One of the most beautiful things which Fr. Ramon Angles said about my father at his funeral, is that he is still speaking to us through his writings. In this final volume he speaks once more, and for the last time. Qui aures habet auriendi audiat.
… Andrew Senior