Monthly Archives: June 2012

Review of Citizens of London

Lynne Olson’s Citizens of London was a very fine read and a sequel of sorts to her previous work, Troublesome Young Men.  That book was  a wonderful choice for table reading as well.  In both books, the key figure in … Continue reading

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The Old and the New

One of the confreres remarked on how the announcement of the identity of the newly-elected abbot contained elements of the most venerable means of communication, but also the most contemporary and instantaneous.  So last Tuesday, the tower bell pealed and … Continue reading

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Bad Religion

Last night at dinner we finished reading Lynne Olson’s Citizens of London, and began reading Bad Religion:  How we became a nation of heretics by Ross Douthat, columnist for the New York Times.

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Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB

With great joy I am pleased to announce that Rev. Mark Cooper, O.S.B. has been elected as the fifth abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey. Following deliberations and voting by the electors of Saint Anselm Abbey, the Rt. Rev. Hugh Anderson, … Continue reading

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Election Chapter set to begin

The Abbot President of the Congregation has arrived, as have the confreres from Woodside Priory, California.  The ballots are printed and the Old Choir Chapel is (as you can see) set up for the election.  The opening liturgy will take … Continue reading

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