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Fifth Year Anniversary of Abbot Mark’s Election

In honor of the fifth year of Abbot Mark Cooper’s election as the fifth abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey, I thought I would repost the joyous video of the monastic community’s procession into the abbey church when it became public … Continue reading

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Archbishop Joseph Rummel

A week ago Wednesday, on February 1, Abbot Matthew Leavy, O.S.B., preached a homily on the readings of the day (Hebrews 12 & Mark 6:1-6), incorporating into the homily an inspiring narrative on one of the first alums of Saint … Continue reading

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The Invisibles

A couple of weeks ago, we finished our immersion into the gilded age of the Vanderbilts, and our table reading has now turned to the early republic and the slave-owning practices of the first presidents.  This new book is The … Continue reading

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Updating 2016

If you faithfully read every new entry you may be wondering if we have cut down on table reading in the abbey.  We have not, but alas I have not been keeping up with my entries of some good and … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

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Killing a King

At table we are currently reading Dan Ephron’s Killing a King:  The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel.

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The Name of God is Mercy

We finished The Negotiator in time for the beginning of Lent, and so on Ash Wednesday began reading Pope Francis’s The Name of God is Mercy.

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