April 1, 2015 Length: 18:18
In this segment, Fr. Gabriel discusses church as a community both wrapped around and enwrapped by the Blessed Holy Trinity. We enter this community through a shared set of symbols, image, and rituals, and these bind us to one another in love. With the diminution of community in our time we also experience a loss of the symbolic world, and vice versa. This world of images, rituals, and symbols is at the heart of community in Christ—and catechesis has always been about involving people in that world. Fr Gabriel then moves to a brief discussion of St. Augustine's Instructing Beginners in Faith, a manual he produced for a friend. The treatise is important because Augustine addresses people who are in an interim period between having come to faith and becoming catechumens.
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