Renewal of Oblations – 16 September

We give thanks to God on this anniversary of the oblations of Father Jack Augustine Barker, Obl.S.B.; Fr. Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B.; Ms. Karen Patrick Lee-Thorp, Obl.S.B.; Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B.; and Father Steve Lambert Rice, Obl.S.B. Please join your prayers with mine in thanksgiving for their service as oblates! Congratulations and blessings to…

Saint Mirin, Patron of the Diocese of Paisley, Scotland

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. From Wikipedia. The history of St Mirin has grown dim and much of what is known about the saint is difficult to separate from fable. However, it is believed that Mirin was of noble birth.[2] While still a young boy, his mother took him…

High Church low church—a primer

Originally posted on Anglicanorum Coetibus Society Blog:
Br. John-Bede Pauley had an excellent response in the combox of yesterday’s post that I think warrants a post of its own. In it, he helps us to better define our terms when we speak of low church and high church distinctions.  He writes: Even if the best…

St. Wulfhilda, Abbess of Barking

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. [Taken from Celtic and Old English Saints.] [The image is of the Curfew Tower that remains after the Dissolution.  It was constructed well after St. Wulfhilda’s day.  But I post it since it is an extant reminder of the importance of Barking Abbey…

Translation of St. Cuthbert’s Relics

In addition to the 20 March feast day of St. Cuthbert (observed in the Extraordinary Form—I believe—and the Ordinary Form of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church and by the Church of England), 4 September celebrates the arrival of the relics of St. Cuthbert at their eventual resting place, Durham.  The 4 September date…