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…