Monthly Archives: April 2012

Citizens of London

Last weekend we finished reading Beautiful Souls by Eyal Press.  The new book being read at table is Lynne Olson’s Citizens of London:  The Americans who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour.  (Several years back we read her … Continue reading

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Bishop Joseph on Abbatial Leadership

Today at table we momentarily set aside Beautiful Souls to begin Bishop Joseph Gerry’s article entitled “Abbatial Leadership” which appeared in a 1992 issue of the American Benedictine Review.  (Bishop Joseph was the third abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey.) This … Continue reading

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Abbatial Election of 1927, part III

Father Bertrand Dolan had received votes on all the ballots so far, including some on each of the first three ballots, and he kept holding his own, as we have seen, later in the balloting.  By the 33rd ballot the … Continue reading

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Abbatial Election of 1927, part II

After several more ballots mirroring the first three, a new name emerged, Father Placidus Schorn. On the fifteenth ballot: Vincent Amberg         7 Bertrand Dolan          4 Dominic Scherer         6 Placidus Schorn          4 And now we see the lay of the land … Continue reading

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Abbatial Election of 1927, part I

The results of the voting for an abbatial election are not a matter of public record.  True, non-members of the election chapter know the outcome of the election, that someone was elected, but they do not know with what threshold … Continue reading

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