Hail Last of Romans and First of Scholastics

Today, in the tradition of Pavia, is the feast day of Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. That’s the Boethius.  Living from around 480 to his execution in 524, he was a statesman during the rule of Theodoric and a contemporary with Benedict of Nursia (480-547). He is a liminal figure like these others described by Lorenzo Valla, … More Hail Last of Romans and First of Scholastics

A Retreat with Hopkins: Holy Thursday

S. Thomae Aquinatis Rhythmus ad SS. Sacramentum ‘Adoro te supplex, latens deitas’ Godhead, I adore thee fast in hiding; thou God in these bare shapes, poor shadows, darkling now: See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art. Seeing, touching, tasting, are in thee […]

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