27 JRR Tolkien – Author, Prophet & Mystic (with guest Danny Cote Davis)

Tolkien mystic prophet

Blurb of the this episode

J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy extends beyond just the Lord of the Rings. This episode, British Tolkien expert Danny Cote Davis explores Tolkien’s faith, his mystical worldview and why he is considered by many today to be a model evangelist.

Prayer for the canonisation cause of Tolkien

“O Blessed Trinity, we thank You for having graced the Church with John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and for allowing the poetry of Your Creation, the mystery of the Passion of Your Son, and the symphony of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him and his sub-creative imagination. Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Wisdom of God Incarnate, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with You. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will, the graces we implore [….], hoping that he will soon be numbered among Your saints. Amen.”

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