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    Register Now: Portsmouth Institute Summer Conference on Pope Francis

    Registration is now open for the Portsmouth Institute’s 2015 Summer Conference, “Like a Shepherd He Will Tend His Flock: Understanding the Francis Papacy”! June 19-21, 2015 Portsmouth Abbey Rhode Island Register Here “This I ask you: Be shepherds, with the ‘odor of the sheep,’ make it real, as shepherds among your


    Advent Vespers Homily (Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014)

    Vespers, from the Latin word vesper meaning “evening”, has also an Old English name “evensong”, that is, the song of the evening. Vespers at evening, Lauds in the morning, a night-time or early morning vigil service called Matins, one or more Little Hours during the day, and the bedtime prayer

  • A Saint for Our Time: What We Can All Learn From St. Benedict

    The very first word of St Benedict’s Rule is “Listen”. The aim of the Portsmouth Institute is to hear and ponder together the good news of Christ and to proclaim it to the world which needs and is unconsciously waiting for it.