Tag Archives: Monastic life

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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The Elusive Anglican Patrimony

I have had discussions with my friend over the past couple of days, and the subject of the Ordinariates and Anglican Patrimony came up. I think that a lot of wisdom came out of these conversations, both of us being … Continue reading

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The Power of Introverts

Whilst going through some blogs and sites on solitude and different human temperaments, I came across this video of a young lady who expresses herself beautifully. It is significant how things have changed in the world in such wise as … Continue reading

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No one need be alone.

One of my regular guests, JD, has his own blog and he has just written Advent Acedia. This damnable winter, and it doesn’t seem so long since I last sailed my boat at an extraordinarily mild beginning of November! We … Continue reading

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Benedict Option

I have seen this expression – Benedict Option – being bandied about on the internet. Here is an article by the American conservative Rod Dreher – Benedict Option FAQ. I am sceptical about anything coming from across the Atlantic, because … Continue reading

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Was it ever any different?

Here’s an interesting article – Fair Warning – Religious Re-engineering in Progress. Quite frankly, is anyone surprised? We had Erastianism in the Church of England, and the French Church under Louis XIV had to say and do the right thing. … Continue reading

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If you want a Vision of the Future…

I was brought to consider the dreadful epitaph of humanity written by George Orwell towards the end of Nineteen Eighty-Four by the article Is Modern Man Irremediably Cut Off from Tradition? If you want a picture of the future, imagine … Continue reading

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