That Old Anglican, Oxford, Patristic Tone

[Attached below is an eight-year-old post by Fr. Hunwicke from his blog that is still worth circulating.  It refers to that pithy assessment Manning made about Newman bringing that “old Anglican, patristic, literary, Oxford” tone “into the Church.” (Edmund S. Purcell, Life of Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Westminster [London; New York: MacMillan and Co., 1896],…

On Reading a Passage from Martin Thornton

Fr. Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B.’s excellent presentation to the oblates yesterday, based on chapter six of Martin Thornton’s _English Spirituality_, stirred up a few thoughts, which I share here.  Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments as well. It’s a problem “when the Office is either turned into a subjective devotion, or omitted…

Consecrating the Ordinariate to St. Mary’s Immaculate Heart

An invitation to join the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter’s consecration to St. Mary’s Immaculate Heart. From Bishop Lopes: “On Sunday, Oct. 15, I will consecrate the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter to Mary’s Immaculate Heart by praying the prayer publicly at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston….

A Few Statements on English Christianity’s Benedictine Influence

(Thanks to Father Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B., for the following quotes.) Time for a regular Public Service Announcement: “Benedictine life and spirituality is central to the identity of English Christianity.” The Most Rev. Steven J. Lopes, Letter to St Benet Biscop Chapter of Saint John’s Abbey, Sept. 2017 “The Anglican tradition is profoundly Benedictine.” The…

Congratulations, Chris Bede Lane, Obl.S.B.!

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Bede Lane, Obl.S.B., of Front Royal, Virginia, on making his act of oblation Thursday (12 October 2017).  Abundant blessings to you, Chris Bede, and through you to your family and all around you! (Photo: Chris signs his Act of Oblation on the altar of the Chapel of Christ the King, Christendom…

Congratulations, Nathaniel Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B.!

Congratulations to Mr. Nathaniel Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B., of Canton, Georgia, on making his act of oblation today (8 October 2017).  Abundant blessings to you, Nathaniel Joseph, and through you to your family and all around you! (Photo: Nathaniel and his wife Kayla.)

Congratulations to Peter Vanderwaal!

Congratulations to our organist, Peter Ambrose Vanderwaal, on being received into full communion in the Catholic Church last Sunday evening!  (His reception occurred along with the family of Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B.)  Peter was the organist of St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis), and is currently studying at the St. John’s School…

Thanks for Bishop Lopes’s Visit.

In addition to the immense blessings of adding several new oblates to the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Abbey Oblates last weekend at St. John’s Abbey as well as at other places in the country, we were graced with a visit from Bishop Lopes of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.  Attached below…

Congratulations, Fr. Steve Lambert Rice, Obl.S.B.

Congratulations to Father Steve Lambert Rice, Obl.S.B. of St. Timothy’s, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on making his act of oblation today (17 September 2017).  Abundant blessings to you, Fr. Steve Lambert, and blessings on your oblate patron’s name day as well!

Congratulations, New Oblates of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter!

Congratulations to Father Jack Augustine [of Canterbury] Barker, Obl.S.B., Father Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B., and Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B. on making acts of oblation today (16 September 2017) at St. John’s, Collegeville, Minnesota!  Many blessings to you! We were also privileged to welcome a visit from Bishop Steven Lopes of the Ordinariate of the Chair…