Monday, May 16, 2005

Read John Paul II's Orientale Lumen yesterday

And it was stupendous.

_OL_ was a riveting, endearing look at the riches of the East by one of the greatest lights of the West. I approached the encyclical looking for nitty-gritty, brass-tack, practical dogmatic and ecclesiological insights. But, instead, I got a stirring expose of the heart of monasticism, the heart of Christianity, and, without doubt, the heart of our dear John Paul II.

Treat yourself, read it.

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