Gregory the Great’s correspondence mirrors the historical context of his day and age. The reader gets to know his views on the affairs of the world, his spirituality; how he communicated as leader of the Church, diplomat, or as friend.
I started a blog and twitter about the 800 plus letters, using The Letters of Gregory the Great, trans. John R.C. Martyn, published by Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. The concept is simple: every day or so a twitter with a quote, linked to a blog which quotes the paragraph the quote can be found.
I wanted to read all of his letters and consider this project a good (and fun) way to keep me going. So, I started to read every single letter, and I’ll blog and twitter what catches my eyes. I hope it will deepen my understanding of Gregory the Great. And I also hope followers will be inspired by it. I do feel Gregory the Great still has something to say to us.”
Theologian dr Arnold Smeets
Centre of Patristics CPO, Utrecht, the Netherlands