Monthly Archives: March 2013

Table Reading of the Passion

During the Easter Triduum, as is our custom, we put aside the current table reading to read the various Gospel accounts of the Passion of our Lord.  This year we are reading them in the order in which they appear … Continue reading

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Sinister at the Last Supper

When choosing to read Ross King’s Leonardo and the Last Supper for Lent, I realized that near the end of Lent, the Gospel readings at mass would provide an interesting parallel to King’s description of Leonardo’s masterpiece.  And indeed the … Continue reading

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Francis, the Vicar of Christ

At the initial joyous announcement of the name of the new Pope, Francis, most television commentators assumed that the new name was in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, and understandably so.  Of course, with Bergoglio being a Jesuit, it … Continue reading

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On electing popes and abbots

While the election of a new abbot for Saint Anselm Abbey last June and the current election of a new pope are hardly commensurate, there are some interesting parallels, albeit some key differences as well.  In both cases, the new … Continue reading

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