Fr. Robert P. Imbelli: Christ the Giver of the Spirit

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By Fr. Robert P. Imbellim, The Catholic Thing, June 5, 2022

Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is the author of Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations on the New Evangelization (Liturgical Press).


Fr. Robert P. ImbelliMany years ago, during my Junior Year of college, I read Hilaire Belloc’s deliciously discerning book, The Path to Rome. Written in 1902 it recounts his pilgrimage on foot (for the most part, at least) from his hometown in France to the Eternal City. Belloc embarked upon the journey because he had been enchanted by a lovely statue of Our Lady which he discovered in his parish church. A work of beauty spurred and sustained his path to Rome.

The same year that I read Belloc, I too came upon a work of art that has guided and enriched my own journey. It has not been a physical trek of a thousand kilometers, but it has had its own small share of adventure.  …

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