Anglicanism and the Benedict Option

The Anglican spiritual theologian Martin Thornton once remarked that “the genius of St Benedict cannot be confined within the walls of Monte Cassino or any other monastery.” In continuing a discussion of the so-called Benedict Option, and what it means for Anglicans, my suspicion, and what is becoming my conviction, is that we Anglicans hold to a tradition which […]

By |2019-01-04T22:43:18-06:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Catechesis and the Benedict Option

In the last week, you may have heard the phrase “the Benedict Option.” It was coined by the Christian commentator Rod Dreher in reference to Alasdair MacIntyre’s assertion in his seminal work After Virtue that in the midst of ideological and moral confusion, we need a new Saint Benedict to build communities of ecclesial culture and learning. Many are saying […]

By |2019-01-04T22:43:39-06:00July 1st, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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