Monthly Archives: January 2012

Abbot Matthew announces retirement

Earlier today our Abbot Matthew announced that he would step down as abbot on the morning of June 5 of this year.  Abbot Hugh Anderson, O.S.B., the Abbot President of our congregation, the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine Monasteries, has announced … Continue reading

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All the 2011 Table Reading

Some of you might be interested to see the complete list of books we read in 2011, even though I have been listing them individually as we read them.  I have given them stars as per their suitability for table … Continue reading

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A Country of Vast Designs

This evening at dinner we finished N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian. Appropriately enough, on this day of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, we began one of our favorite genres of table reading book, the presidential biography: Robert W. Merry’s A Country … Continue reading

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