Some years before Vatican II, Dom Gregory Dix was, rather daringly, invited by Cardinal Gerlier of Lyons to give a lecture on Anglican spirituality.
In the discussion, he was asked by an unidentified priest whether the Anglican clergy were taught Ignatian spirituality.
Dix replied that it was the only kind that most of them were taught, and that this was very unfortunate, as it was a type that was very unsuitable to English people, so that most of them, having tried it without success, abandoned prayer altogether.
There was a burst of laughter and the questioner, somewhat disconcerted, sat down with the remark, "Father, that is a truly Benedictine sentiment".
The chairman of the meeting whispered to Dom Gregory, "That was the Father Provincial of the Society of Jesus".
Narratore E L Mascall.