Wednesday, 17 October 2012

GO TEACH - A Book by Edward J. Gilbert C.Ss.R., JCD - 9th Archbishop of Port of Spain

Go Teach, a collection of Archbishop Edward Gilbert’s Catholic News columns, was launched to the National Public Library, corner Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain, on Tuesday (October 16th 2012). The book honours the legacy of the ninth Archbishop of Port of Spain, but its content, mostly teachings on the faith, makes it a delightful companion for the Year of Faith.
In his foreword to Go Teach, the collection of his predecessor’s Catholic News columns, Archbishop of Port of Spain Joseph Harris writes that the new book gives the faithful “a practical resource for study and meditation”. As the Church begins the Year of Faith, it should also be a most welcome resource.
During his 10 years as chief shepherd of the local Church, Archbishop Edward Gilbert wrote extensively, and with great clarity, on various aspects of the faith in the Sunday paper. Several of these columns are reproduced in the 324-page book, paying tribute to the ninth Archbishop of Port of Spain whose lucid teaching style many see as his very special attribute.

This gift, no doubt, has been honed through many years of teaching in the classroom. It is not always appreciated that the Archbishop’s academic career includes 14 years as a professor of Canon Law. Both here in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain and, earlier, in the Diocese of Roseau, Dominica, Archbishop Gilbert embraced wholeheartedly his role as principal teacher of the flock.

The former Archbishop now in Florida is not well and does not travel as before. May God continue to Bless him  in his ministry.

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