Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

May 19, 2013

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Welcome to RAnn’s Sunday meme. Head on over there for more inspiring and useful posts by Catholic bloggers.

This week I was busy copy editing and proofing a book so my backlog of topics to write about got quite a bit longer while my number of meaty posts for the week got shorter. Nonetheless, I took the time to write a few things. You’ll want to know about A New Catholic Blog Network which deals with Catholic spirituality. I owe Mary at The Beautiful Gate for the tip.

Homecoming of the King is the title of Abbot Philip Anderson’s sermon for the Ascension. Benedictine spirituality is full of the Fathers of the Church and while Abbot Anderson doesn’t quote directly from the Fathers in this particular sermon, it is full of their spirituality.  I couldn’t put my finger on why I’ve found his homilies so powerful until somebody in a Yahoo group I participate in mentioned it. Then everything fell into place.

I spoke with the Abbot this week and he said that he plans to start posting his sermons at the monastery web site since now one of their monks at Clear Creek is web site savvy.  How soon “soon” is remains to be seen. Still, with his permission, I shall publish them at my blog to share their spiritual depth with readers. His over 30 years of contemplation is a boon to those of us in the wilderness.  What a blessing!

At Sabbath Moments I published a photo of the most spectacular iris in our bed. Also, if you love Gregorian chant, I put up a video of today’s sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, along with a beautifully rendered English translation. If you’re needing meditation material for the Pentecost season, this will make your heart sing.

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V. Praised be Jesus Christ!

R. Now and forever!

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