Patristic Lectionary – Tuesday, Seventh Week of Easter – 31 May 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Tuesday, Seventh Week of Easter – 31 May 2022 – The Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth [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…

Sister Benedicta Ward, SLG – +23 May 2022 – May She Rest in Peace

We mourn the loss of Sister Benedicta Ward, SLG, (1933-2022), a major contributor to monastic studies, who died Monday, 23 May 2022. We owe her much for making such important literature from monasticism available to a wide readership. Sr. Benedicta was a member of the Sisters of the Love of God, an Anglican religious community…

Monastic Saints – Saint Augustine of Canterbury – 27 May

Monastic Saints – Saint Augustine of Canterbury – 27 May [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…