Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, November 12th, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “I Can Only Be Understood From Within: Introducing The English Critical Edition of the Works of JPII” by Antonio López from the Winter 2020 (Volume 47.4) issue of Communio entitled “Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Karol Wojtyła”.
We will be meeting in the basement hall at St. Michael’s Church, the corner of University Avenue and Hemlock Street, Waterloo (across from Laurier). Enter the door at the north end of the University Avenue parking lot.
The following is taken from the Introduction to the issue:
In “I Can Only Be Understood From Within: Introducing The English Critical Edition of the Works of Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II,” Antonio López ponders how St. John Paul II’s thought was guided by the sanctifying work that he received with the papal office—that is, the task of passing down in the present day the ecclesial tradition whose source is the Father’s handing over of the Son out of love. This work on behalf of the Church and the world is sanctifying in that such communication always demands the personal reception of and conformation to God’s self-giving in Christ. “The saint, therefore, not only embodies the question and drama of his historical era but is also given a thought or insight into the divine mystery revealed in Christ, which then becomes his task to unfold obediently, gratuitously, and laboriously so that all persons may become reacquainted with the ‘whole,’ that is, with the truth of God and man.”
We plan to hold an outdoor hybrid meeting. If you are joining us in person, please note that screening/contract tracing, distancing and masking will be required.
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