Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE
Br. Geoffrey Tristram, hailing from Cardiff, Wales, studied Theology at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He attended seminary at Westcott House, Cambridge, and was ordained to the priesthood in Salisbury Cathedral in 1980. Following his ordination, Geoffrey served as a parish priest, as well as the Head of the Theology Department at an Anglican High School. He came to SSJE in 1999, was initially-professed in 2001, and life-professed in 2004. Among other jobs, he has served as Novice Guardian, Brother in Charge of Emery House, Deputy Superior, and Superior. He enjoys traveling, especially exploring large cities and other cultures, and studying modern languages. He is an avid reader of French and English literature, and is interested in music, art and architecture, and political biography. Geoffrey loves cycling, and can often be seen riding his bike around Harvard Square.
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Selection of Br. Geoffrey's teachings from "Brother, Give Us a Word"
Jesus was intimately involved with the natural world. When he spoke of God and of God’s Kingdom, he almost always pointed to the natural world around him: to seeds, the harvest, the clouds, vines, weeds, sheep, fire, water, lilies, bread, wine. “Consider the lilies of the field.” Let the lilies speak to you of the…Read More
Perhaps today, as we remember with thanksgiving those 26 Japanese martyrs who died for their faith, we have an opportunity to ask some searching questions about our own faith. How strong is your faith? How would it survive if it was tested by suffering or repression? What would you want to pass on to future…Read More
If we choose to follow Jesus, each of us will be challenged to completely change direction. That will mean something different for each one of us. Jesus never stops calling us to follow him. Every morning, at the beginning of every new day, there is this gracious invitation to say ‘yes’, to leave all and…Read More
Selection of Br. Geoffrey's writing
“Through faith we can come to know again the original blessing of belonging to God and recover that divine contentment which is God’s desire for us.”Read More
“The doors of God’s very home have been flung open for us, and we have been welcomed with open arms of love: ‘Mi casa es su casa’!”Read More