My conversion to liberation theology

Original Picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe (also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe) shown in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City. The Catholic Church considers the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe imprinted on the cloak of Juan Diego as a picture of supernatural origin. (PD-Art), via Wikimedia Commons
Original Picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe (also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe) shown in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City. The Catholic Church considers the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe imprinted on the cloak of Juan Diego as a picture of supernatural origin. (PD-Art), via Wikimedia Commons


I was telling a colleague recently that it is a little bit funny that my students know me for teaching Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and for trying to practice liberation theology more generally, even though I am quite bad at it. I was singing quite a different tune when I was in graduate school, and it is because of this that I know that the Lord has done something truly conversionary in my life when I became Eastern Catholic. On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which Fr Andrew Summerson says that we celebrate as Eastern Catholics, I want to – as my spiritual father says – announce that I will be testifying for a few days on this blog. However, my reflections have nothing to do with the Theotokos of Guadalupe. You can read about her on your own.

That’s all I have right now. More soon.

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