The Daily Office in the Ordinariate (Anglican) Use of the Roman Rite

Excellent essay by Tom Bako on the Daily Office.  To whet your appetite, here are the three main section: The Anglican Office: A (Very) Brief Historical Overview Reclaiming the Office for the Entire People of God Reasons to Pray the Divine Office in the Ordinariate’s Anglican Use In my Anglican days (as an Episcopalian in…

St. Aethelwold – 1 August

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Aethelwold, Patron of Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Stephen!  And congratulations on being named the Director of Faith Formation at St. Paul’s Cathedral! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.] St. Aethelwold was born…

Saint Martha – 29 July

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Martha, Patron of Gregory Martha Herr, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Greg! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.] Though Saints Mary, Martha, and Lazarus are represented by St. John as living at Bethany, St. Luke would seem to…

The Oxford Movement Today

On this anniversary of the beginning of the Oxford Movement, I commend to your reading and reflection this excellent reminder—from our own Fr. Steve Lambert Rice, Obl.S.B.—of this important moment in Anglican-Patrimonial history.  On 14 July 1833, John Keble preached a sermon entitled “National Apostasy,” which Newman identifies as the moment at which the Oxford…

Blessings on the Feast of St. Benedict – 11 July 2018

[Repeating a post from two years ago.  Ever timely.] H/t to Clint Brand for the following quote from Bl. John Henry Newman: “St. Benedict found the world, physical and social, in ruins, and his mission was to restore it in the way not of science, but of nature, not as if setting about to do…

Enrollment of Robert Llizo as an Oblate-Candidate – 30 May 2018

I am delighted to announce that Robert Llizo was enrolled today as an oblate candidate.  The enrollment took place in the Lady Chapel at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham, Father Charles Hough IV officiating.  Congratulations, Robert!  And thanks to all oblates and friends for continued prayers.  May our common life and common witness…

Saint Augustine of Canterbury – 28 May 2018

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Augustine of Canterbury, patron of Father Jack Augustine Barker, Obl.S.B. and of Father Don Augustine Malines, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Fathers! [The following is adapted from what is posted here.] Saint Augustine of Canterbury, also called Austin, was born…

St. Bede the Venerable – May 25

St. Bede the Venerable – May 25 Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Bede the Venerable, patron of Chris Bede Lane, Obl.S.B. (and of me, Br. John-Bede Pauley, O.S.B., liaison for the St. Benet Biscop Chapter).  Name-day blessings to us both, Chris! [The following is…

English and Welsh Martyrs – 4 May

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day (one of the feast days) of St. John Roberts, patron of Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B.  As with Nathaniel, you, Jason, get two celebrations (or possibly three?)! Name-day blessings to you! Today, I post a simple statement on the martyrs considered and…

Liturgy and Literature

Wresting a few moments from research to jot down a few thoughts sparked by reading G. K. Chesterton’s words, attached below.  (Fr. Hunwicke posted the Chesterton passage on his blog, here, and Fr. Hunwicke credits Professor William Tighe with bringing Chesterton’s words to his attention.) The claim that English literature is an aspect of the…

St. Joseph the Worker – 1 May

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day (the other feast day) of St. Joseph–St. Joseph the Worker, today.  St. Joseph is the patron saint of Nathaniel Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B.  Nathaniel, your patron earns you a second celebration! Name-day blessings to you! [Image: Millais’s “The Carpenter’s Shop”] [The following…

Oblation of Michael Erconwald Andrews, Obl.S.B. – 30 April 2018

Congratulations to Michael Erconwald Andrews, Obl.S.B., who made his act of oblation today (30 April 2018) in Michigan.  This moment coincides with the feast of his patron as well as the beginning of his work for the Diocese of Lansing as their new chancellor.  Peace and blessings, Michael Erconwald!