Patristic Lectionary—30 March, Monday in Passion Week, Fifth Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…

Patristic Lectionary—28 March, Saturday in the Fourth Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…

Patristic Lectionary—26 March, Thursday in the Fourth Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…

Patristic Lectionary—23 March, Monday in the Fourth Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…

Enrollment of Christopher Ortega as an Oblate-Candidate

Congratulations and blessings to Christopher Ortega on being enrolled as an oblate-candidate 21 March 2020, the solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict!  As is the case with his brother oblate-candidate, Gunnar Gundersen, enrolled on the same day, Chris is an attorney in southern California.  Chris also has a background as a history teacher, and…

Enrollment of Gunnar Gundersen as an Oblate-Candidate

Congratulations and blessings to Gunnar Gundersen on being enrolled as an oblate-candidate today, 21 March 2020, the solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict!  Gunnar and his wife are attorneys in southern California.

Patristic Lectionary—21 March, Solemnity of the Passing of Our Holy Father Benedict, Abbot; Saturday in the Third Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…

The St. Cuthbert Gospel of St. John the Evangelist

Happy feast day of St. Cuthbert, and especially to Fr. Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B. In addition to celebrating the saint’s feast, bibliophiles can also celebrate the survival of the earliest instance of bookbinding in the West, which is associated with St. Cuthbert, since a bound copy of the Gospel of St. John was buried with…

Patristic Lectionary—19 March, Saint Joseph, Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…

The Hiddenness of St. Joseph

Continuing the series on patron saints of our oblates. Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, patron of Nathaniel Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B. Name-day blessings to you, Nathaniel! Since the COVID-19 virus has many of us hidden away, as it were, in various forms of quarantine or lock-down or social distancing, here’s a thoughtful piece…

Patristic Lectionary—16 March, Monday in the Third Week of Lent

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post selections from Durham University’s two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of Edinburgh School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for…