Gunnar Olaf Gundersen’s Oblation – 20 July 2021!

Congratulations to, and blessings upon, Gunnar Olaf Gundersen, Obl.S.B., who made his oblation yesterday, 20 July 2021! May God “who began a good work in you … bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 And thanks to Greg Marth Herr, Obl.S.B., for his fraternal prayer and support on this happy…

Fr. Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B., Featured in _The Catholic Spirit_

Follow this link for the full article on Fr. Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B., in the official newspaper of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocese. A few excerpts: “Fully Catholic, the Ordinariate also retains elements of Anglican heritage in its celebration of the Mass and its ministries. …” “After his ordination [29 June], Father Hilgendorf returned to the…

Oblates Being Oblates in Their Respective States of Life

Though we, in the Anglican-flavored Ordinariates, call this season Trinitytide rather than Ordinary Time, I (Br. John-Bede Pauley, O.S.B.) would be reluctant to sacrifice the idea that this long stretch during the liturgical year is not without its quotidian ordinariness.  What can seem like trudging through a liturgical same old same old is paradoxically where…

_Our Lady’s Hymn_, by Fr. Andrew Hardy

Someday—someday soon, I hope—I will be able to return to the Patristic-Lectionary series and the Anglican-Notables series.  In the meantime, I mention a promising title that has been published by Akenside Press, one of the ministries of our own Fr. Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B., and that has an introduction by our own Nathaniel Joseph Marshall,…

Patristic Lectionary – 17 May 2021 – Feria in Eastertide

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post 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 School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for the link to the…

Patristic Lectionary – 15 May 2021 – St. Pachomius; Feria in Eastertide

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post 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 School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for the link to the…

Anglican Notables – Frances Perkins – 14 May

[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 papal statements as St. John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism,…

Patristic Lectionary – 13 May 2021 –Ascension of the Lord

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post 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 School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for the link to the…

Patristic Lectionary – 8 May 2021 – Feria in Eastertide

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post 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 School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for the link to the…

Patristic Lectionary – 6 May 2021 – Feria in Eastertide

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post 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 School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for the link to the…

Patristic Lectionary – 3 May 2021 – Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

[Consonant with both Anglicanism’s and monasticism’s love of patristic theology-spirituality, I occasionally post 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 School of Divinity) and subsequently re-edited and formatted by Michele Freyhauf (Durham University).  Click here for the link to the…