Gaudete means Rejoice! The third Sunday in Advent is Gaudete Sunday — it’s the Sunday we light the pink candle in the Advent wreath.
My faith has always been most enlivened by the rejoicing texts in scripture and the joyous feasts of the liturgical year. So when I decided to start a theology blog and needed a name for it, this was the obvious choice.
In May 2014, I graduated with an MA in theology, with a concentration in systematics, from the Ecumenical Institute of Theology. My master’s thesis was titled The Church as the Locus of Desire for God: Towards a Mimetic Ecclesiology.
My primary interests are ecclesiology, ecumenism, and interfaith work, particularly Christian-Jewish dialogue. My faith tradition is Roman Catholic, and the liturgy is a primary resource and interpretive framework in my thinking, as are feminist theology and Girardian, or mimetic, anthropology.
I work as a scientific programmer at my day job, and I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy.
I also blog at BLT (Bible, Literature, and Translation).
You can contact me at gaudetetheology_at_verizon_dot_net.
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– Victoria Gaile Laidler