Praying to Saint Buddha

In the Middle Ages, the Christian calendar began to mention a Saint "Josaphat" or "Iodasaph." Historians now acknowledge that these references in Latin documents are garbled forms of "Bodhisattva" - that is, Gautama the Buddha. The story of how the Buddha became a Catholic saint is, for interreligious dialogue, a curious but felicitous one. I wonder if my mother - a church-fearing, twice-a-day churchgoer raised to believe that no one except Catholics can be saved - had an intuitive inkling of all this when she was praying to the Buddha while visiting Vietnam a few years ago - Fr Peter C Pham

Praying to Saint Buddha

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