Tom Gourlay is the president and co-founder of the Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture Inc., and the manager of Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in education from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and has worked for a number of years as a classroom teacher and faculty head of Religious Education in a number of Catholic schools in Western Australia. Tom is currently working towards a Masters degree in theology at The John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies in Melbourne, Victoria. Tom has been published in The Heythrop Journal, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and Crisis Magazine. Recently married to his wife Elizabeth, Tom lives in Perth Western Australia where he enjoys reading, cooking and looking after his 4 chickens.
As part of my work as Manager, Campus Ministry for the University of Notre Dame Australia I write a weekly refection on the coming Sunday's Gospel and email it to all staff and students of the Fremantle Campus. This then is the weekly blog of those reflections, based on the Gospel readings for Sundays, as per the lectionary of the Roman Missal of Paul VI. Should these reflections find any readership whatsoever, I hope that it is edifying.
The title of my blog is taken from the English translation of Cardinal John Henry Newman's memorial epitaph, which was inscribed on his memorial plaque at the Birmingham Oratory.
Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem - Through Shadows and Images to Truth