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Alchemy School

Frontispiece woodcut from De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566A common notion holds that alchemists were eccentrics, lone practitioners working in dingy basements, cut off from the rest of the world. This was a myth already well established...
From: Conciatore on 29 Apr 2019

Alchemy School

Frontispiece woodcut from De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566A common notion holds that alchemists were eccentrics, lone practitioners working in dingy basements, cut off from the rest of the world. This was a myth already well established...
From: Conciatore on 15 Jun 2018

Alchemy School

Frontispiece woodcut from  De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566 A common notion holds that alchemists were eccentrics, lone practitioners working in dingy basements, cut off from the rest of the world. This was a myth already well established...
From: Conciatore on 26 Jul 2017

Alchemy School

Frontispiece woodcut from De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566 A common notion holds that alchemists were eccentrics, lone practitioners working in dingy basements, cut off from the rest of the world. This was a myth already well established...
From: Conciatore on 8 Aug 2016

The Benedictines in England: Down to One Man

As today is the feast of St. Benedict, one of the patron saints of Europe, it's appropriate to reflect on the Benedictine order in England, before and after the English Reformation. Of course, the crucial events of that history are the foundation of the...

Saint Anselm, the Reluctant Archbishop of Canterbury

The late, great Ralph McInerny wrote this about St. Anselm of Canterbury, today's saint:Saint Anselm was born near Aosta in 1033. His education commenced under the tutelage of the local Benedictines. When his mother died, Anselm knew a period of grief...

75 Years Ago Today: Coventry Cathedral

The German Luftwaffe bombed Coventry on November 14, 1940, destroying the Anglican Cathedral and the Cathedral is celebrating the 75th anniversary of that night of terror:BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme highlighted Coventry’s perspective on...

Alchemy School

Frontispiece woodcut from  De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566 A common notion holds that alchemists were eccentrics, lone practitioners working in dingy basements, cut off from the rest of the world. This was a myth already well established...
From: Conciatore on 10 Aug 2015

The Fortnight for Freedom: Blessed Philip Powell, OSB

Blessed Philip Powell (sometimes spelled Philip Powel) (2 February 1594–30 June 1646) was a lawyer who became a Benedictine monk and priest, serving as a missionary in England during the period of recusancy. He was martyred at Tyburn. Powell is...

Blessed Columba Marmion

From Vultus Christi in Ireland:A Great Irish SaintToday is the feast of a great Irish saint! Born and educated in Dublin, Joseph Marmion served as a parish priest and seminary professor before becoming a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Maredsous in Belgium....

Buckfast Abbey on the BBC

Buckfast Abbey was featured on the BBC's Choral Evensong programme last week and the Vesper service is still on-line today. It was recorded for the Feast of the Transfiguration:Choral Evening Prayer from Buckfast Abbey, Devon during the 2014 Exon Singers’...

Alchemy School Reprise

Frontispiece woodcut from  De Chemia Senioris, by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566A common notion holds that alchemists were eccentrics, lone practitioners working in dingy basements, cut off from the rest of the world. This was a myth already well established...
From: Conciatore on 11 Aug 2014

Crowland Abbey: A Pilgrimage and a Poem

A Clerk of Oxford posts a marvelous remembrance of a pilgrimage to the ruins of Crowland Abbey in Lincolnshire. John Clare, the 19th century "labouring-class poet" wrote a sonnet about the abbey ruins:IN sooth, it seems right awful and sublime To gaze...

David Augustine Baker, OSB

 Benedictine priest and monk (David) Augustine Baker died of the plague on August 9, 1641. He was a missionary priest in England, a spiritual director of English Benedictine nuns in exile, and a mystic, writing books on Catholic spirituality. As...

Ampleforth Beer, There and Back Again

The Northern Echo has this story about Ampleforth Abbey shipping its beer to France, and how that is a "homecoming" of sorts for the beer:IN A turn of events which has taken 220 year to come full circle; English monks are to sell beer to the French based...

Benedictine Martyrs of the English Reformation

Since July 11 is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of Western style monasticism, it seems only right for me to post some background on the Benedictine martyrs of the English Reformation. According to my categorization of the different causes...

Shrewsbury Masses in Monastic Ruins

On Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 23, Masses were celebrated during the Year of Faith in two former Catholic abbeys. On June 8, the Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrated Mass at Shrewsbury Abbey:The Mass was arranged by the Shrewsbury deanery with the...

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