Why Faith?
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A more detailed overview




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National Gallery, London

Christ holds the Cosmos
Inspiration and Vision

The focus of the FAITH movement is a vision of Jesus Christ as the master key to the meaning of the cosmos, the Lord of history and King of the individual mind and heart. Inspired by the seminal work of Agnes Holloway (1894-1991) and of Edward Holloway (1917-1999), FAITH movement offers a new synthesis of science and the Catholic faith as proclaimed by the Church's teaching authority (Magisterium). In a perspective of creation through evolution we can show clearly the transcendent existence of God and the essential distinction of matter and spirit. Within this perspective we can also understand more clearly the disaster of sin and its wounding effect. We offer a vision of God as the true Environment of human beings, in whom we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28); of his unfolding purpose in the relationship of Word and grace through the prophets; and of Jesus Christ - the Son of God and Son of Man - as Lord of creation, Heir of the Ages and the one who redeems and fulfils our humanity.

Thus linking creation, Incarnation, salvation, Church, sacraments and eschatology in one coherent theology, we seek to present a dynamic and attractive vision of the faith. The proclamation of an infallible Magisterium is integral to this presentation of Christ and his work through the ages. Therefore this vision is also explicitly subject to the ultimate judgement of the Magisterium.

The theological perspective of FAITH movement is very much in tune with the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) which also speaks of Jesus Christ as the 'key' to the meaning of the universe and of our own lives (cf. Gaudium et Spes 10, also Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs 450 & 668). Through this same vision we can teach and encourage the way of holiness and prayer as personal fulfilment in both wisdom and joy through humble union with God. We can show how this union and holy communion of life and love are made perfect in the gift of the Eucharist, the Sacrifice and Sacrament of Christ our God and King.