This Benedictine monk of Bec in France was abbot, theologian, and Archbishop of Canterbury in England, serving the Church until his death in 1109. Among his many famous sayings was this one: ‘For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand’.

Let us pray that our faith may deepen, in order for us truly to understand the things of God. May St Anselm pray for us, and may God bless you this day.