Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Ordo for 2015

Even though I would not want to seem obsessed by the Ordo, a previous blog entry may belie that claim.  However, by comparing the new Ordo (the American Cassinese Ordo for 2015 takes effect predictably on January 1) with the … Continue reading

Posted in Monks | Tagged | 2 Comments

Wars of the Roses

We completed our inspirational table reading during the advent season with the Advent and Christmas writings of Alfred Delp and Dietrich Bonhoeffer:  The Prison Meditations of Father Delp and God is in the Manger. We have begun a new historical … Continue reading

Posted in Current Table Reading | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews of MSNBC recently broadcast his show “Hardball” from the College.  I got to meet him and had the rare opportunity to thank an author of a book we read at table, in the case, Tip and the Gipper, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Table Reading, Visitors | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sean Cardinal O’Malley

We were recently visited by Cardinal O’Malley, who in staying for lunch was able to enjoy monastic table reading in the refectory.  We were reading the Pope‘s book that day.  Cardinal O’Malley describes his visit to Saint Anselm’s in his … Continue reading

Posted in Current Table Reading, Visitors | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Mystery of the Incarnation

Having finished the Pope‘s book, we are currently reading The Mystery of the Incarnation by the late Cardinal and Benedictine, Basil Hume.

Posted in Current Table Reading | Leave a comment

The Church of Mercy

After Jean Vanier‘s book we read Pope Francis’s The Church of Mercy.

Posted in Current Table Reading | Leave a comment