This is the first of possibly several posts on Benedict of Aniane, reformer and teacher (750-821). Benedict of Aniane is one of those figures in history of whom the general population is blissfully unaware, but who made great and significant changes in the way things were done. It’s not an
We’ve returned from Christmas and associated festivities at the in-laws. The up-coming days will probably see a number of postings on a number of new acquisitions for the library. In looking over the books I received from parents and sister-in-law I was amused at by the simultaneous breadth and coherence
Note: I’m not saying anything new here, I’m just putting some thoughts into conjunction with one another to stimulate my thinking on this topic… The Daily Offices of the BCP are liturgical compositions in their own right. They contain their own internal logic and—500 years on—their own history. These Offices
Since the Text Encoding Initiative is the standard for academic text coding (brief intro at Wikipedia), it makes sense that if one were to produce a web edition of the BCP , that would be the place to start. While the TEI has tagging for a wide range of texts,
I recently finished Martin Thornton’s The Rock and the River thanks to recommendations from Fr. Cobb and others. Like his other books that I’ve read, it contains much valuable information that yet requires a certain amount of translation for the current American context. Typically, the translation is pond-differences; the Church
From the Jesuit magazine America comes this article. Some gems incude: Not in my wildest dreams would it have occurred to me then that I would live to witness what seems more and more like the systematic dismantling of the great vision of the council’s decree. But I have. We
My latest piece is up at the Cafe. It’s a reflection on current events and blog-strife put in context by working through Aelfric’s Hom I.19 for Rogation Tuesday.
Ok—two thing on mobile devices: The new design setup does not, I believe, function on mobile devices. However, I just made a modification to the style sheets that should (in theory) work. Someone who has one of these, please check it out and leave a comment. (M’s crackberry is with
I’m so loving this!!: My Mass Kit+Booklet Kit includes twelve cleanable pieces and a detailed companion booklet contained in a durable, canvas case. Crucifix, Chalice, Thurible, Finger Bowl, 2 Cruets, 2 Candles, Paten (cotton/polyester blend), Corporal & Purificator (cotton cloth), and play Hosts (foam). All other pieces are cotton/polyester blend,
Design work is underway and we’re still working out some oddities. Internet Explorer—as usual—is the worst. The content will scroll, but only if the mouse pointer is directly over it in I-beam form. If it’s in arrow form, forget about it… FWIW, Google Chrome seems to show it the best.