Friday, 22 June 2007 21:58
Written by JACK
Today, I walked out of my office at lunchtime totally stressed and frustrated. Not really having the time, I nonetheless worked my way to the downtown shrine and decided to go to daily Mass for the first time in I'm not sure how long. Months. I had forgotten that today is the feast day of probably the first saint I ever took an interest in: St. Thomas More. Very fitting.
I suspect most people's knowledge of St. Thomas is from either A Man For All Seasons (actually a quite well done movie) or Utopia (which I think many do not seem to understand). He is a fascinating man. His writings are finally being published in modern English by Yale and others. Every Lent, when I get asked for a book recommendation for spiritual reading during the season my answer is the same: The Sadness of Christ by St. Thomas More. It is an incredible work. I've never quite worked my way through it, but I'm told others hold A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation in the same regard that I do The Sadness of Christ.
And thanks to Catholic Sensibility, I've been introduced to the wonderful opera by the Fisher Ensemble, The Passion of St. Thomas More. Splendid!
St. Thomas, pray for us (especially me, I can use it).