Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Art and Catechesis

Fr Marcus Holden is the curate in my parish. He was ordained last September and since then has been working hard at the Holy Ghost here in Balham.
Fr Marcus has a particular interest in the use of art in catechesis and has even been working with priests from other dioceses to produce Evangelium a complete presentation of the faith for RCIA and adult formation that draws heavily on Christian art. On Thursday he joined us at Woldingham for the vocations week and gave an illuminating presentation on how we can use art to illustrate the Church's faith.
Later he led his side to victory on the football pitch: Oxford contra mundum (bad luck William!). At the get-together in the evening he amused and edified us with some stories of his first few months as a priest in Southwark.

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