I Believe That I May Understand

On Saturday, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109). He is honored as a great doctor of the Church, but is also remembered for resisting attempts of Henry I to invest him as the Archbishop of Canterbury, an early example of the Church insisting on its authority (rather than the State’s) in ecclesial matters. For all his intellectual brilliance, however, St. Anselm is best remembered for his declaration, “I believe that I may understand.” See this video for more.