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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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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