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. 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,…