Papal Visit to Rome’s Anglican Parish

[Rather than post the account (here) of the pope’s presence at the Evensong service today (26 February) at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Rome, I post yesterday’s piece written on the eve of the historic occasion (the first time a pope has visited an Anglican church in Rome; in Rome is also St. Paul’s Within…

Pope Francis to Visit Anglican Parish in Rome

[h/t to Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. for pointing out the following article, which can be found here.] By Andrea Gagliarducci. Rome, Italy, Feb 17, 2017. Pope Francis will visit All Saints Anglican Church in Rome Feb. 26 to mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican parish community in the heart of the…

Congratulations to Chris Lane!

Congratulations and blessings to Chris Lane on being enrolled as an oblate candidate this morning (13 February 2017)!  Chris is an associate professor of history at Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia.  

Pastoral Shepherds

[An excellent article by Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith.  I’ve suggested that if the Anglican patrimony has to be distilled to one word, it might be “patristic”—or, to cheat a bit by joining two words together, “patristic/monastic.” But another key term would be “pastoral,” which is an essential characteristic of monasticism anyway. My experience as an Episcopalian…

Anglican Choral Evensong at St Peter’s Basilica

[Click here for the article in the Catholic Herald, posted Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017] On March 13, Anglican choral Evensong will be celebrated in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican for the first time. Permission was granted by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St Peter’s Basilica, during a recent meeting with Archbishop David Moxon, the…

Congratulations to Nathaniel Marshall!

Congratulations and blessings to Nathaniel Marshall on being enrolled as an oblate candidate last evening (31 January 2017)! Also present were two oblate-candidates, Deacon Joshua Watson, officiating, and Ethan Cross.