St Benedict for Beginners

oldmonk

Do you like Old Monk? I am a Benedictine oblate and have benefited much in my spiritual growth through the wisdom of St Benedict. If you’d like to learn more, then why not ¬†follow my series of short meditations on the Rule of St Benedict over at Integrated Catholic Life?¬†This part seven of a long [Read More...]

Behold the Lamb

Agnus_Dei

At daily Mass there is more time to stop and pray; fewer concerns about external details and more opportunity to be silent. This morning in this Easter season there seemed to be something new to listen to. I strained to hear. There were words being spoken that were beyond words and the sense of mystery [Read More...]

The Absurdity of Evil

satan

An exorcist told me one of the most disturbing and maddening things about exorcism is that one can rarely diagnose the problem completely. “You see,” he said, “the devil is a liar and the father of lies. Once you have identified the demon you don’t know if you really have or not. The demon lurks [Read More...]

Faith in Action

Maximilian-Kolbe

Is there a contradiction in the gospels? In John 6 Jesus is asked the question, “What must we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answers, “Believe on the one whom he sent.” But in Matthew’s gospel in the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus says we will be judged according to our [Read More...]

Chust for Nice

Blackfriars -- the Dominicans in Oxford

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God Will Provide

treece

I am not blogging or writing much today because I like to take Fridays as a ‘down day’ to read and study and prepare for the weekend. I couldn’t put down one of the books I was sent for review. Patricia Treece’s God Will Provide by Paraclete Press. Patricia is well known for her books [Read More...]


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