A Jewish convert grateful for Gregory of Narek

Dear Editor,

This is a wonderful article about St. Gregory of Narek. I have read it twice and it brought tears to my eyes both times.

I am not Armenian, in fact, I am a Jewish convert to the Catholic faith. Nevertheless, after reading about St. Gregory of Narek in the Angelus, I feel very connected with this Saint.

Mercy and unity are two of my passions, so it warmed my heart to learn about St. Gregory's contributions in those areas. Add to that the "prayer of forgiveness" quoted (in Michael Papazian's gracious translation) from the "Book of Lamentation," and how could I help but weep as I read this beautiful article?

Thank you!


Marilyn Boussaid
St. James Parish, Redondo Beach

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