Sunday, 6 January 2008

Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente


Buona festa!

As I was doing my morning ablutions, I listened with interest to BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship. The programme is normally a bit of a mixed bag, and can leave one feeling rather dry, but this week there is a meditation on Science and Religion from the Vatican Observatory at Castel Gandolfo, led by James Hanvey SJ and Guy Consolmagno SJ. There are some interesting points made, as well as intriguing references to the pope's collection of meteorites! For the time being, you can listen to it by following this link.

I missed part of it since I had to get ready for Mass. I'd never thought before of preaching an Epiphany Sermon on fides et ratio but it seems so obvious - I must remember that for next year!

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Blogger stpetric said...

The icon of the Nativity shows the shepherds approaching the cave of the manger from one side, and the Magi approaching from the other. The implication is that God calls all to his Son, sometimes by direct revelation (as to the shepherds) and sometimes by inferring from nature.

4:48 pm  
Blogger stpetric said...

The Byzantine icon of the Nativity shows the shepherds approaching the cave of the manger from one side, and the Magi from the other. The implication is that God calls some to his Son by special direct revelation (as the shepherds, to whom angels appeared), and some by a faithful reading of revelation in nature (as the Magi, following the star).

And thank you for the "Sunday Worship" link.

4:58 pm  
Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Wow Fr..you're just like 'my' Oratorians! Me..i listen to Heart FM!

9:31 pm  

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