Category: Florilegium

The quiet harbour of the port

From the Letter of saint Bruno to his friend Raoul-le-Verd I am living in the wilderness of Calabria far removed from habitation. There are some...

Saint Anselm of Aosta (c. 1033 —1109)

Today is the feast of Saint Anselm, abbot of Bec, and archbishop of Canterbury, whose writings, we read at Matins, ‘seem to be drawn from...

And his dwelling-place will be peace

This is the magnificent Christ of the Duomo of Cefalù in Sicily. It was artist Adé de Béthune who introduced me to the Christ of...

Listening to Saint Clement at Matins

Yesterday at Matins we had this marvelous text. Our patristic lectionary for Matins is the fruit of Dom Benedict’s assiduous labours. There is an immense...