Monthly Archives: February 2011

All the 2009 Table Reading

As a follow-up to the previous post on 2010 reading, here are the books read at Table in 2009, ranked as indicated below for suitability for Table Reading. Ross King, Brunelleschi’s Dome.  *** John Allen, Opus Dei.  **** William Chester … Continue reading

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Abbey Book of Customs on Table Reading

In addition to the Rule of Saint Benedict, Table Reading at Saint Anselm’s is structured in light of the following passage of our Book of Customs: Table reading takes place at the noon and evening meals. The prior makes the … Continue reading

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De Hebdomadario Lectore

Our Table Reading is still inspired by what Saint Benedict wrote in his rule in the Sixth Century, a.d.  Here follows the text of Chapter 38 of the Rule of Saint Benedict, “On the Weekly Reader”: The meals of the … Continue reading

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Writer visits Abbey

February 2011:  Father Michael Casey, O.C.S.O, of the Cistercian monastery of Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia visited Saint Anselm’s for a few days.  Father Michael has written extensively on monastic life and the Rule of Saint Benedict.  He is the author … Continue reading

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Table Reading humor – George, Nicholas and Wilhelm

One of the great funny lines of table reading occurred a few days back, in reference to King George V‘s stamp collection: “By the end of his life he had amassed the largest collection in the world – 325 albums … Continue reading

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