Patristic Lectionary – 25 November – St. Catherine of Alexandria; Thanksgiving (U.S.A.); Thursday before Advent

Patristic Lectionary – 25 November – St. Catherine of Alexandria; Thanksgiving (U.S.A.); Thursday before Advent [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of…

Monastic Saints – Venerable Aligerno of Monte Cassino – 23 November

Venerable Aligerno (Aligernus) of Monte Cassino (died 986) [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches,” to attempt a translation of Peter Lechner’s “Benedictiner-Ordens und seiner Verzweigungen” in the subtitle of his martyrology).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family…

Patristic Lectionary – 22 November – St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr; Monday, Twenty-Fifth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 22 November – St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr; Monday, Twenty-Fifth Week in Trinitytide [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of…

Patristic Lectionary – 20 November – St. Edmund Martyr; Saturday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 20 November – St. Edmund Martyr; Saturday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a 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…

Monastic Saints – St. Mechtild of Helfta – 19 November

St. Mechtild of Helfta (ca. 1240-1298) [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches,” to attempt a translation of Peter Lechner’s “Benedictiner-Ordens und seiner Verzweigungen” in the subtitle of his martyrology).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family on 13…

Patristic Lectionary – 18 November – Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul; Thursday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 18 November – Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul; Thursday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by…

Bishop Steven Lopes, Liturgy, and the USCCB

[Image: Bishop Steven Lopes surrounded by (clockwise from upper left) Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey, the Canterbury Cross, St. Jerome in the Bodleian Library (representing the importance of patristic literature/spirituality in Anglicanism), Richard Hooker, and St. Augustine of Canterbury] As is already well-known by now in the Ordinariates blogosphere, the USCCB today (16 November 2021)…

November 16 – St. Othmar

November 16 – St. Othmar [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family (Benedictines, Cistercians—“the Benedictine order and its branches,” to attempt a translation of Peter Lechner’s Benedictiner-Ordens und seiner Verzweigungen in the subtitle of his martyrology).  There used to be a commemoration of all saints of the Benedictine family on 13 November. …

Patristic Lectionary – 15 November – St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Religious (Order of Preachers), Doctor of the Church; Monday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 15 November – St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Religious (Order of Preachers), Doctor of the Church; Monday, Twenty-Fourth Week in Trinitytide [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The…

November 13, Benedictine All Saints

[Image: Erminio Poretti (b. 1946), “Eucharistie à Hauterive” (“Eucharist at Hauterive”).  L’Abbaye Nôtre-Dame d’Hauterive is the Cistercian abbey (Common Observance) in the Swiss canton of Fribourg] November 13 used to be the feast day to give thanks for all saints of the Benedictine family.  With a spareness and reticence that is not entirely un-monastic, however,…

Patristic Lectionary – 13 November – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini; Saturday, Twenty-Third Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 13 November – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini; Saturday, Twenty-Third Week in Trinitytide [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University of…

Patristic Lectionary – 11 November – St. Martin de Tours, Bishop; Thursday, Twenty-Third Week in Trinitytide

Patristic Lectionary – 11 November – St. Martin de Tours, Bishop; Thursday, Twenty-Third Week in Trinitytide [Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, this is a series of occasional selections from a two-year lectionary for the Divine Office that draws mostly from patristic writings.  The lectionary was initially edited by Stephen Mark Holmes (University…