O Clarim brings to you a series on Spirituality and Christian Spirituality by Fr Fausto Gomez OP. In the first article of the series, Fr Gomez explores the intertwined nature of spirituality and moral theology, emphasizing their unity in Christian life. He discusses spirituality as a journey towards complete happiness with God, integrating prayer, asceticism, and personal devotion. Within the Christian context, he delineates various models of Christian spirituality, emphasizing the call to holiness and union with God.

CHURCH FATHERS (24): Passionate defender of the Incarnation

Athanasius, a prominent Church Father, was known for his staunch defense of the Incarnation and opposition to the Arian heresy. Despite facing exile multiple times, Athanasius remained steadfast in upholding orthodox Christian doctrine and promoting monastic ideals, particularly through his close association with the great hermit, Saint Anthony. His writings, including “The Life of Anthony,” had a significant impact on the development of monasticism in both the Eastern and Western Church.