St. Robert Southwell, S.J., and the Anglican Literary Patrimony

[On 21 February 2021, this post was shared to several pages on Facebook (St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s Abbey Oblates; Catholic Ordinariates of Anglican Tradition Informal Conversation Forum; and Anglican Ordinariate Forum). It was removed because it apparently “goes against our Community Standards on spam.” “We have these standards,” continue the Facebook administrators,…

Patristic Lectionary – 20 February 2021 – Saturday After Ash Wednesday

[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 – 18 February 2021 – Thursday After Ash Wednesday

[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 – Healey Willan (Musicians, Authors, & Poets) – 16 February

[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 – 15 February 2021 – Ferial Day Following Quinquagesima Sunday; Monday, Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

[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…

Architecture & the Anglican Patrimony – St. Mary’s, Kempley

Architecture & the Anglican Patrimony – St. Mary’s, Kempley An ancient Norman church in Gloucestershire (the Forest of Dean) “You would think having the oldest timber roof of any building in the country would be St Mary’s crowning glory. Yet inside this simple Norman building are the most outstandingly complete and well-preserved medieval wall paintings…

Benedict, Poetry, and Education

Professor Raymond Hain offers a reflection and a bit of an update on St. John Henry Newman’s not-famous-enough contrast between St. Benedict as poetic and ancient, St. Dominic as scientific and late-medieval, and St. Ignatius as practical and modern.  Hain points to ways in which the Benedictine approach has already influenced education within the past…

Patristic Lectionary – 13 February 2021 – Ferial Day Following Sexagesima Sunday; Saturday, Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

[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 – Lincoln Wainwright – 12 February

[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 – 11 February 2021 – Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Benoît d’Aniane

[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 February 2021 – St. Jerome Emiliani, Priest, Religious Founder; St. Josephine Bakhita

[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…