Benedictine Culture

an Occasional Review of Practical Theology produced by  the Benedictine Institute at Ealing Abbey
ISSN 1751-4673 

The aim of the periodical is to “remain faithful to the tradition, serve the wiser British/Irish Benedictine world, promote conversation and communication within the Catholic Church and disseminate a better understanding of benedictine Culture.”

Editors: Dom James Leachman,
Organisers: The Abbot of Ealing, Dom James Leachman, Dom Dominic Taylor, Dom Peter Burns, Rachel Obordo, , Kamala Singh, Lalita Diniz-Day, Marcus Sorensen


Editorial: The Power and the Force of Fidelity

1. Education and Formation: “Getting Hooked”, Daniel McCarthy OSB

2. Tradition and History: The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary: our Benedictine charism, Mother Winsome

3. Liturgy, Catechesis, Evangelisation: Week of Prayer for Christian unity 2016, Sr Gabriella OCSO

4. Obsculta: St Benedict and the Spider: Mother Paula Fairlie OSB

5. Student Testimonial: Summer Latin Programme 2015, Rev Robert Turner

6. News from the monasteries: Ealing Abbey


Extract from issue 1:

Fr Martin Shipperlee, Abbot of Ealing

concluded in his foreword:

“…having lost our cultural moorings and any encompassing vision of our place and purpose. …This is why we have decided to start Benedictine  Culture [Review], because we need to understand our frame of reference, not just from where we come, but to where we are going.  This for us has to be a Christian understanding,  and more specifically, an understanding drawn from the monastic tradition.  This is what I hope this publication will help to promote.”

last updated by JL on Sunday 23 May 2016