Author: Gareth Thomas

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Mysteries of the San Damiano Cross: Part 2

In Holy Week our eyes are upon the Cross of Jesus. Today we conclude our reflections on the origins and spirituality of the best known Catholic painted crucifix, the San Damiano cross, which today hangs in the Basilica di Santa...

Mysteries of the San Damiano Cross: Part 2
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Mysteries of the San Damiano Cross: Part 1

In Holy Week, our eyes are upon the Cross of Jesus and this is an opportune time to reflect on the origins and spirituality of the best-known painted cross. The 13th-century chronicler Jacques de Vitry called the followers of Brother...

Mysteries of the San Damiano Cross: Part 1
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“God will know his name”

Continuing to read Pope Francis’s Fratelli Tutti during Lent I am focusing on these words from Chapter 2: “Each day we have to decide whether to be Good Samaritans or indifferent bystanders” (FT 69). What if we live a life...

“God will know his name”
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Tradition and the Individual Vocation

In the first week of Lent I learned a lot from the Fratelli Tutti Study Guide, which I chose as a focus for these forty days. Still blinking in the sunlight after breaking free from the radical traditionalist (or “rad-trad”)...

Tradition and the Individual Vocation