Vespers..online

The Anchoress, over at her blog, has been welcoming people to an online vespers service, in which she accompanies the listener through the church’s evening prayer.  In this one she gives a little "homilette."  It’s another clever new way to pray online.  If St. Paul were alive today he’d probably have a blog.  See what you think.

James Martin, SJ

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9 years 2 months ago
The Camaldolese (OSB Cam and Er. Cam)are the only religious order(s) in the Roman Catholic Church canonically permitted to have anchorites. In recent years New Camaldoli Hermitage in the Big Sur, California had two canonical anchorites. They have died in recent years. The last one to die was Fr. Joseph Diemer, OSB Cam. He died on April 8, 2005 after decades in reclusion. Today there is a canonical anchorite in reclusion at the Monte Rua Hermitage (Monte Corona Camaldolese) outside Padua, Italy. He is Japanese and his name is Fr.John Mary, Er.Cam. There is also an anchorite living at Holy Family Hermitage in Ohio. He originally is from Columbia and his name is Fr. Nicholas,Er. Cam. This means that there are two canonical anchorites in the world.
9 years 2 months ago
Morning and Evening Prayer as beautifully sung by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration is available as a podcast or for download from this site http://www.monasterypodcast.com/ There is no commentary, just communal prayer.
9 years 2 months ago
What a fun, delightful and wise anchoress. This is a great site. Thanks for letting us know. I try to remember that messiness can be a gift because messiness keeps us going.

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