The Fathers of the early centuries of Christianity include saints, scholars, bishops, priests, laity, and ascetics, who are all united in their hunger to know the Lord. Thus, we could ask for no better guides in a prayerful examination of the Our Father. This presentation will introduce some of these major interpreters—Cyprian of Carthage, Augustine of Hippo, Maximus the Confessor and others—and share their wisdom regarding the transformative power of Christ's command to "pray like this."Register
Fr. John Gavin, SJ
Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross. Fr. Gavin is a compelling speaker and a profound but pastoral thinker. Most recently, he is the author of a study of Christian commentaries on the Lord’s Prayer, Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer (CUA Press, 2021). He is the editor of a forthcoming book, Social Justice and the Sacred, about the social and theological works of St. Alberto Hurtado, SJ.