About Br Lawrence MGL
Hello and welcome pilgrim! So here’s a little bit about me. I am currently a seminarian studying for the Catholic priesthood within an awesome religious order called the Missionaries of God’s Love. Currently I am completing a Masters of Theology at Catholic Theological College in Melbourne. When I am not studying or recording episodes of The Myth Pilgrim, I enjoy reading, drawing, growing things in the garden, jigsaw puzzles, good soundtracks and musicals, and board games with my fellow MGL brothers. Before joining the MGLs, I worked as a graphic designer, and was active in various ministries with the Catholic Chinese Community of Melbourne. Being an Australian born Chinese, I was raised within a cross cultural environment and an open minded bookworm family, both of which have contributed to my imagination and love for stories.
I have always had a deep appreciation for how beauty and story can lead the soul to God, and God to the soul. Experiencing the artistic richness of the church at Sydney’s World Youth Day in 2008 played a significant role on my adult conversion. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and Disney’s The Lion King have also provided significant imagery for my faith journey, as you’ll probably pick up in the podcast! My greatest passion today is unveiling the beauty and creative richness of 2000+ years of Catholic faith for our modern times. I especially love the rich depository of the church’s many saints, especially St Therese of Lisieux and St John Paul II. I draw much encouragement from St Pope John Paul II’s invitation to all artists: “Artist of the world, may your many different paths lead to that Ocean of beauty, where wonder becomes awe, exhilaration, unspeakable joy.”
Other creative work
Timeless Quill blog
Apart from The Myth Pilgrim, I also write little articles every so often that explore matters pertaining to the Christian Imagination. You can access my blog The Timeless Quill here.
I also write my own stories and sometimes even illustrate them. Here is a fairytale I have written called The Legend of the Everspring Tree, which I have also illustrated, narrated and added animatics!