I have been rereading Elisabeth Behr-Sigel’s biography of Lev Gillet, better known as A Monk of the Eastern Church.

When I worked in Cambridge, I wanted to make a pilgrimage to his grave in London. I didn’t manage to do it before I left the Institute.

Gillet, if you do not know of him, was a saintly, complex, prophetic man whose life embodied the hopes and disappointments in the search for the unity of the Church in the twentieth century. His importance has only increased since his death in 1980.

Reading again the life of Fr. Lev has rekindled my desire to make that pilgrimage.

Anyone interested in coming on pilgrimage with me?

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