Patristic Lectionary – Sunday, 18th Week in Ordinary Time (7th Sunday in Trinitytide) – 31 July 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Sunday, 18th Week in Ordinary Time (7th Sunday in Trinitytide) – 31 July 2022 [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…

James G. Clark’s _The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History_ (Yale, 2021)

James G. Clark’s _The Dissolution of the Monasteries: A New History_ (Yale, 2021) Full though our reading lists tend to be, James G. Clark’s _The Dissolution of the Monasteries_, published only last year (Yale University Press), seems worth considering for those interested in monastic history in England.  According to this review, Clark’s book is “dense…

Patristic Lectionary – Monday, 16th Week in Ordinary Time (Feria after the 5th Sunday in Trinitytide) – 18 July 2022

Patristic Lectionary – Monday, 16th Week in Ordinary Time (Feria after the 5th Sunday in Trinitytide) – 18 July 2022 [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…

The Oxford Movement Today – 14 July, Anniversary of Keble’s Assize Sermon

The Oxford Movement Today – 14 July, Anniversary of Keble’s 1833 Assize Sermon [ Image: Samuel Cousins’s drawing of John Keble, published 1 September 1845 ] For anyone in the anglosphere who took high-school French, the first association with 14 July will surely be le quatorze juillet (autrement dit “Bastille Day”), which recalls what is popularly…

Monastic Saints – Saint Henry – 13 July

Monastic Saints – Saint Henry, Co-Patron (with Saint Frances of Rome) of Benedictine Oblates – 13 July [This is a series on saints from the Benedictine family ( monks and nuns, generally, as distinct from other charisms—such as canons regular, mendicants, and clerks regular—that developed from the late Middle Ages on).  There used to be…

Anglican Notables – William Byrd – 4 July

Anglican Notables – William Byrd (Composers, Musicians) – 4 July [This is a series of biographical sketches of Anglican men and women whose lives have been exemplary in virtue and/or have made significant contributions to Anglicanism’s expression of the Gospel.  Written from the perspective of full communion with the See of St. Peter, including such…