Friday Florilegium

From the margins of a 9th century manuscript comes today’s Florilegium: the joyful poem by an unnamed Irish monk about his cat, Pangur Bán. (Some of you w...

Friday Florilegium

Day 21 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Ah, the lovely cadences of 19th century prayer! Taken from the daily devotional, Prayers Ancient and Mod...

Friday Florilegium

Day 7 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. When I visit the Trappist monasteries near Dubuque or the Sisters of the Love of God in Oxford, England, ...

Friday Florilegium

On my playlist this week has been a cover of Rachel Platten’s global hit “Fight Song” by The Piano Guys. Not only is it an instrument version ...

Friday Florilegium

  O break my heart; but break it as a field Is by the plough up-broken for the corn; O break it as the buds, by green leaf seated, Are, to unloose the gold...

Friday Florilegium

Cup of tea and book in hand on a snowy Iowa morning, I’m celebrating the first deeply quiet day after months filled with moving and teaching and finishing...