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 our Benedictine monastic tradition, serve the wiser British/Irish Benedictine world, promote conversation and communication both within the Catholic Church and a respectful conversation with many different sources of wisdom (religions and no religion, arts, law, politics, human sciences) and disseminate a better understanding of Benedictine Culture.”

Editors: Dom Peter Burns, Dom James Leachman

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

Please register your interest by email: info AT benedictine-institute DOT org


Editorial: The Power and the Force of Overcoming Obstacles

1. Doing Theology

“Christian-Islam Understanding”, Timothy Wright OSB

2. Education and Formation:

“Profession Stone: Place of self transcendence”, Daniel McCarthy OSB

A Restorative Circle

A Restorative Circle

3. Tradition and History:

4. Liturgy, Catechesis, Evangelisation:

“Virtus lectures, Restorative Circles and Storytelling” James Leachman OSB

5. Faith and Culture:

“The Role of the Media in an age of Post-Truth”, …

6. Obsculta:

7. News from the monasteries: Abbey News

8. Film and book reviews


Deacon Nikita Andrejev

Deacon Nikita Andrejev

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 9 March 2018