Monastic Etiquette

Naming Maria Elena Vidal will love this. I decided to write something about monastic forms of address and etiquette. There has been a fair amount...

And Healing to the Wounded Grant

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Numbers 21: 4–9 Psalm 101: 1–2, 5–17, 18–20 (R. 1) John 8: 21–30 The Serpent and the Cross...

Passiontide Prayer

A number of years ago, while visiting the Augustinian Monastery of Malestroit in France, I was introduced to a prayer cherished by the incomparable Mère...

Lazare, veni foras!

Caravaggio’s Resurrection of Lazarus depicts a dead man stunned by his sudden return to life. The head of Christ is the very one Caravaggio painted...

Ungodly Men Reasoned Unsoundly

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent Wisdom 2:1a, 12–22 Psalm 33: 16–17, 18–19, 20 and 22 (R. 18a) John 7: 1–2, 10, 25–30 Darkness...