Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Category: Year of Saint Anselm

Saint Anselm: beauty as as order

Saint Anselm is a towering figure in monastic, theological and philosophical circles whose works take diligence in getting your mind around. Even centuries later he speaks with precision. Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033-1109) an Italian by birth, Anselm held various academic and ecclesial titles; he was the archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 until his […]

Saint Anselm sought to raise the mind to the contemplation of God, Pope reminds

Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, retired archbishop of Bologna, on the occasion of the ninth centenary of the death of Saint Anselm. I find this letter to be an amazing testimony to the operative graces at work in the Church 900 years ago and today. What is said by the Holy Father […]

Saint Anselm: a wise, faithful, magnanimous servant of the Lord

Lo, a brave bishop, lo, a monk most faithful, Crowned with laurel, flourisheth as a Doctor:Now let our chorus vie in joyful anthems,Singing to Anselm. Filllled with wisdom, ere he grew to manhood,Earth’s fleeting beauty prudently he feared:Then, through the leading of his master, Lanfranc,Entered the cloister. High to the secret of the Word he […]