Feast of St. Gregory the Great (September 3, 2013)

Teilhard de Chardin

“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when love ceases to act, it ceases to exist.” St Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor

Today is the Feast of St. Gregory the Great.  It is a special day for me as it reminds to be grateful to my parents as they named their oldest child (yours truly) after St. Gregory the Great. (To have a clearer separation between this blog and my “day job”, I have chosen the pseudonym William Ockham, after the great medieval theologian and philosopher).

Pope Gregory I (c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was the Pope from September 590 to his death in 604. Gregory is well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. Throughout the Middle Ages he was known as “the Father of…

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