From the Editor’s Argument:
The challenge presented by reductionistic, scientific materialism continues, more than a century after [Paul] Claudel’s moment of conversion, in our own age. To speak convincingly to an audience at best apathetic about—at worst hostile toward—the ancient and everlasting truths about the heart and destiny of man demands a certain artistic sensibility, an intellectual agility and spiritual authenticity. The contributions of these pages present an ample sampling of all three, fortified by the dynamism of the lived experience of the authors’ own religious lives.
In observance of Pope Francis’ Year of Consecrated Life, this issue focuses on the topic of consecrated life. Read the debate about the necessity of religious life between Brs. Philip Neri Reese, O.P., and Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P., and see how consecrated life belongs at the very heart of the Church’s life and holiness. Delve into a fine specimen of seventeenthcentury French preaching by reading the homily preached on the occasion of a religious profession by Fr. Charles-René Billuart, O.P., translated by Br. John Sica, O.P. Finally, enjoy the thoughtful consideration of consecrated life presented in an interview by Br. Jacob Bertrand Janzcyk, O.P., with Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., archbishop of Sydney, Australia.
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