The notion of “Agape” doesn’t come naturally

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And while I’m on the subject, a radio talk show caller not so long ago ventured to suggest that all would be right with American society if only people would love each other a bit more.

It’s hard to quarrel with that. Clearly, if drug dealers loved addicts a bit more they wouldn’t enslave them . . . → Read More: The notion of “Agape” doesn’t come naturally

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Doctor

Jerome and Gregory

Jerome and Gregory, detail from a triptych in the Salla dell’Albergo at the Scuola della Carita, by Antonio Vivarini, (c. 1415 –1476/84). From Wikipedia. (Gregory is on the right, identified by the dove on his shoulder.)

Almighty and everlasting God, who gavest thy servant Saint Gregory a great apostleship in the Church, and . . . → Read More: Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Doctor

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

Saint Gregory the Great inspired by a dove

Saint Gregory the Great inspired by a dove. By the Master of the Registrum Gregorii (a collection of the letters of Gregory the Great). From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who gavest thy servant Saint Gregory a great apostleship in the Church, and among manifold cares an earnest longing to convert the English . . . → Read More: Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor