HOLY THURSDAY: WHEN I LAY MY BURDEN DOWN

FRA ANGELICO, ST. DOMINIC ADORING THE CRUCIFIXION

It’s Holy Thursday and all over the world, Catholic priests celebrating Mass will re-enact Christ washing the feet of his disciples the night before he died. A recent article in Traces (“My Journey Begins Here, by Fabrizio Rossi, July-August, 2010) reports on the pilgrims who walk the Santiago de Compostela through the Pyrenees into Spain, as […]

RENÉ GIRARD AND THE SCAPEGOAT

RENE GIRARD (1923-2015)

The root of all disturbance, if one will go to its source, is that no one will blame himself. —Dorotheus of Gaza, 6th c. monk French anthropological philosopher;René Girard has made a particular study of the phenonemenon of scapegoating. His theories (courtesy of wikipedia), are basically: 1. mimetic desire: imitation is an aspect of behaviour that not […]