Daily Archives: 17 March 2022

Spe Salvi 15: The Real Benedict Option

Regular readers here know of my skepticism for Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option. I think his political blinders help him totally misread the monastic impulse in Christianity. Read a bit of the namesake pope and tell me what you think as … Continue reading

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Breastplate

In hymnals, we get a portion of the whole of the prayer attributed to Patrick of Ireland. The full wiki thing is here, with commentary and notes. Did you know there’s an eleven-part structure? invocation of the┬áTrinity. invocation of Christ’s … Continue reading

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