Monthly Archives: March 2012

Presentation of the Lord

While this homily is several weeks old, I am posting it now as it has a lovely reflection not only on the Feast Day for February 2nd, but also a recollection by Abbot Matthew on his own beginnings in monastic … Continue reading

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Review of A Country of Vast Designs

We have read several presidential biographies at table over the years (Lincoln, Jefferson, Adams, Eisenhower, Jackson, …) and they are usually quite successful. While this one on James K. Polk (Robert W. Merry) was good, it was not as narratively … Continue reading

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Beautiful Souls

After finishing the Casey article on abbatial elections, we began reading at table Eyal Press’s book Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times.

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In Anticipation of an Abbatial Election

Earlier this week we finished reading at table Robert Merry’s A Country of Vast Designs and began reading Michael Casey’s [OCSO] “In Anticipation of an Abbatial Election” published in the Australian monastic journal Tjurunga in 2010. In the run-up to … Continue reading

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