Literature for Lent
Dominican offers talk on Catholic literature for young adult group
By: Lauren Clem
PROVIDENCE — “What are some of the traits that make up Catholic literature? What does it mean to be a Catholic writer?”
These were among the questions Father Thomas More Garrett, associate pastor of St. Pius V Parish and chaplain of its young adult group, asked his audience during a recent presentation on Catholic literature in the parish hall. The presentation took place during a weekly meeting of the young adult group, which includes participants from both St. Pius V and other parishes throughout the state.
In order to begin defining two millennia-worth of Catholic literature, Father Garrett turned first to the Bible, pointing out its literary as well as religious merit for both early readers and those interacting with the book today. Even those books of the Bible which we do not normally think of as poetic, he said, use many of the same literary devices often found in secular verse.