Tag Archives: Monastic life

The Name of the Rose

I open this brief posting with the title of Umberto Eco’s famous novel about an extremely corrupt abbey in the early fourteenth century where monks were ready to kill to preserve the secret of the legitimacy of humour according to … Continue reading

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Farnborough Abbey

During my recent visit to England (for my Diocesan Council of Advice in London), I visited a friend of mine who is a medical doctor and a philosopher. I spent many hours discussing profound things, but also meeting his wife … Continue reading

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Vocation

After withdrawing from a particularly negative view of things as expressed in a certain blog, I turned more attentively to my nautical plans – only clothes and bathroom things into a dry bag, and everything will be just about ready … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz oder Sitz im Leben

I have given further thought to old John Bruce, even as recently as yesterday: I think the CDF has never fully appreciated the social implications of Anglicanism, or Anglo-Catholicism. According to Guelzo’s history of the REC, the opposition to Anglo-Catholicism … Continue reading

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English Spirituality

I came across an interesting blog posting which made me think of something to add to the subject of Anglican patrimony. It is not only the Romantic paradigm with which I myself identify, but also a distinct spiritual tradition going … Continue reading

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A Christian Mystery School

These few words are the reflection of a long process of thought in my mind from my university days. It has been brought home to me when I have seen the state of parish life here in France and elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Another response to my brother priest

As promised, since I am well advanced with my translation orders that have to be delivered tomorrow. I have done about 26,000 words in only four days, but with the help of automatic translation – a very good and intuitive … Continue reading

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Fr Jonathan Munn begins the year with a bang!

Sorry for the corny title! Fr Jonathan has reached the end of his tether with Facebook. That is something I fully understand, though I have learned to use Facebook with great care and understanding it as a place for special … Continue reading

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Terrena despicere?

Someone thoughtfully forwarded a link to me this morning – Reading Dreher with Schmemann and MacIntyre (and thus Marx). The subject is the so-called Benedict Option expressed in writings by Rod Dreher and others, especially in America. The article is … Continue reading

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Here is a very poignant article by Fr Ray Blake in England – My God, my God why have you forsaken me? When I was in Rome (1985-86) at the Nepomucene College, there was a priest who had been tortured … Continue reading

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