Let Us Never Widen the Church’s Breaches

Here’s a prayer I just discovered by Bishop Thomas Ken, who was one of the Nonjurors.  It is somehow apt in our own time: “Our God, amidst the deplorable division of your church, let us never widen its breaches, but give us universal charity to all who are called by your name. Deliver us from…

Blessed Suzanne-Agathe Deloye and the Martyrs of Orange

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. From CatholicReadings.org and CatholicSaints.info: Born on February 4, 1741, in Sérignan, Vaucluse, France, as Suzanne-Agathe Deloye.  Taking the veil as a Benedictine nun at Caderousse in 1762, she took the name Marie-Rose. She was removed from the community, detained, and afterward executed during…

Bd. John Henry Newman’s Canonization as an Ecumenical Opportunity

[The official website of the Church of England has published an announcement about the upcoming canonization of Newman, which is attached below. One passage that stood out is the following: “Along with his colleagues in Oxford in the 1830s and 1840s, Newman contributed to a renewal in the understanding of Anglicanism as standing in continuity…

Oblates Mentioned in Article on Praying the Liturgy of the Hours.

Greg Herr and Karen Lee-Thorp, oblates of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of Oblates of St. John’s Abbey, are mentioned and quoted in this article on praying the liturgy of the hours. (Hood-doff to Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B., for pointing out the article.) “Greg and Karen Herr, lay Benedictines at Blessed John Henry Newman Church…

St. Odo the Good, Archbishop of Canterbury

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. [The image is of a statue on the west front of Salisbury Cathedral and identifies the subject as St. Odo, Bishop of Ramsbury rather than as Archbishop of Canterbury.] From the Catholic Encyclopedia: Archbishop of Canterbury, d. 2 June, 959 (not in 958;…