Society of the Holy Name

Today I was inducted into the Society of the Holy Name. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God […]

An Insult by Impiety and Folly

The General is sorry to be informed–, that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American army, is growing into a fashion;– he hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to check it, and that both they and the men will […]

With Garrulous Loquacity

Below is the chapter appertaining to monastic silence from the Regula Monachorum of Columbanus Hibernus. Saint Columbanus (540 – 23 November 615; Irish: Columbán, meaning “the white dove”) was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries on the European continent from circa 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kingdoms, most notably Luxeuil (in present-day France) and Bobbio (Italy), and stands as an exemplar of Irish missionary activity in early […]