Rome & Canterbury Post-Vatican-II

Hood-doff to Fr Steve Petrica (Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin) for supplying the attached five photos of meetings between post-Vatican-II popes and archbishops of Canterbury.  Please feel free to provide information on the photos (dates, places, etc.) in the comments.  (I believe the photos appear in chronological order.)  This series of photos sparks a desire for…

St. Benet Biscop – 12 January 2018

[A blessed feast of our patron, St. Benet Biscop!  (We, of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter, refer to our patron by the form that is a contraction of the name of his namesake, St. Benedict of Nursia.  So, it’s St. Benet.  And we pronounce his name phonetically: bɛ-nǝt, rather than bǝ-neh.)  Attached below are a…

St. Thorfinn of Hamar – 8 January

St. Thorfinn of Hamar – 8 January  Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates.  Today is the feast day of St. Thorfinn of Hamar, patron of Fr. William Thorfinn Brenna, Obl.S.B.  Name-day blessings to you, Father! Saint Thorfinn of Hamar (died 1285) was a Norwegian monk, priest, and Bishop of Hamar, who lived…

Lucan Annunciations

[The excerpt below is from a piece written by Dr. Jeffrey Mirus.  It’s the kind of careful reading of a scriptural text I find reassuring, given what one too often hears in homilies.  This excerpt is also helpful as an aid to doing lectio divina.  This kind of analytical reading of a text is not,…