Santo Subito!

 

Today is the feast of Saint Gregory the Great, patron saint of musicians, singers, students, and teachers, the reluctant Pope who used his wealth to feed the poor and hungry, who sent Saint Augustine (the other one) to England. A friend of the poor, who gave his name to the Gregorian chant and who famously said: Non Angli, sed Angeli. On his death, the populace demanded his immediate canonisation.

 

Pope Gregory also said:”Illiterate men can contemplate in the lines of a picture what they cannot learn by means of the written word.” As can, I hope, those like me, the sometimes illiterate of heart and the hard of understanding.

 

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