Andrew White

At the beginning of Advent, Sam Dixon speaks to the painter Andrew White about his Last Supper, the role of Christian art, and how the unexpected can bring us back to God.Advent is a reminder for me of how unexpected God can be. It is a season of expectation which ends with the unexpected: God being born into the world as a helpless child. Today, on the first Sunday of Advent, we begin by calling on God, in the words of the psalmist to ‘bring us back’, to reconnect us to him and to a part of...
This year, 25 March marks 385 years since Fr Andrew White and his companions landed on St Clement’s Island on the Potomac River, Maryland. This date marks the birth of the colony of the Province of Maryland and the anniversary is celebrated annually state-wide as Maryland Day.White was born in London in 1579 and began his formal education at 14 at the English College at Douai. He entered the English seminary in Valladolid, Spain, in 1595, and was ordained at Douai in 1605. He returned to...