St. Augustine of Canterbury and Divine Worship: The Missal

[Hood-doff to Clint Brand for pointing out that in addition to being the “Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury (per the modern General Roman Calendar and the Particular Calendar of the Ordinariates), [today] also happens to be the second anniversary of the promulgation of Divine Worship: The Missal.  Therein we may rejoice!   The text of…

_The Oblate_, June 2017

The Saint Benet Biscop Chapter is mentioned (pp. 6-7) in the June 2017 edition of The Oblate, the news magazine of the Oblates of Saint John’s Abbey.  To find it online, click here.

St. Augustine of Canterbury and Intersecting the Timeless

[Hood-doff to Fr. Hunwicke for the following quote from Dom Gregory Anglican-Patrimony Dix, which mentions tomorrow’s (27 May) saint, Augustine of Canterbury, monk and “Apostle to the English.” Another hood-doff to Brian McCord for sending the biography of St. Augustine of Canterbury, attached below, from today’s Matins readings.  And name-day blessings to Fr. Don Augustine…

Ascension & St. Bede

Blessings on this double feast day on which the feast of St. Bede the Venerable coincides with the Ascension … which happened also in 735, on the day St. Bede was gathered to his heavenly home. (Northumbria at this time of year is a splendid reflection of heaven, I’m sure.)  Here is a link to an article…

Aldersgate Day (24 May)

   Thoughts on Aldersgate Day, which celebrates the day, 24 May 1738, when John Wesley attended a group meeting in Aldersgate, London, and experienced a conversion in the form of an assurance of his salvation. I confess that my own bias leans away from interpreting the “Anglican patrimony” of Anglicanorum coetibus as being broad enough…

Liturgy & Ecumenism in Tandem

[An article in The Catholic Herald (U.K.) by Fr. James Bradley.] Professor Stephen Bullivant’s excellent article on Ordinariate worship and the “the real spirit of Vatican II” has been well-received by those of us involved with the Ordinariate. It is gratifying to read of his enthusiasm for an experience of the Roman rite that is…