An Explosion In Reverse

“Ever since the coming of John the Baptist the kingdom of Heaven has been subjected to violence and violent men are seizing it.” Remember that one scene in that one movie (it doesn’t matter which) where the building explodes? Fire flashes and plumes of smoke mushroom up and out. Everyone is leaping away and running for ...

The Silent Hymns of Heaven

The Silent Hymns of Heaven   Glory be to God for his glory in the day; Praise him all you night stars in spangled vast array.   Join the happy anthem, all creatures here below; Turn your eyes to heaven, give up your noise and woe.   Do not crucify him, sin-blinkered and purblind, Casting lots for garments with games of doubt and pride.   Keep ...

Nashotah’s Benedictine Rule

Folks here at Nashotah House have been picking up the same vibes as everyone else in the Midwest: it’s been a strange winter—unusually gray and unseasonably warm. Early March in Wisconsin is usually knee-high in snowdrifts. But today it’s raining, and across our wooded campus the ground is warm and smelling of spring. Seminarians in ...