Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Novena to St. Paul

Today begins the novena for the Conversion of St. Paul. Interestingly (in the light of today's first reading), St. Paul spoke of his Damascus experience in the same language the Bible uses for prophetic calls and other special vocations. Scholars like to argue about whether Paul's was a "conversion" or a "vocation" story.

The picture is from St. Paul's Church in Chicago. Interesting how many times Saul is depicted in soldier's armor; it didn't stop Christ from "taking hold" of him!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May Christ "take hold" of all of our soldiers in today's battles throughout the world.