Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Hillbilly Thomists" -- Dominican Bluegrass!

The Hillbilly Thomists Old bluegrass classics, great folk standards, and a dash of Scotch-Irish instrumental music, all brought to you by a band of Dominican friars. What is a Hillbilly Thomist?
In 1955, the southern author Flannery O’Connor said of herself, “Everybody who has read Wise Blood thinks I’m a hillbilly nihilist, whereas. . .I’m a hillbilly Thomist.” She said that her fiction was concerned with the ways grace is at work among people who do not have access to the sacraments. The Thomist (one who follows the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas) believes that the invisible grace of God can be at work in visible things, just as the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, in the person of Christ.

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