January 10, 2012
Diocese of Des Moines Facebook page-  ”Thanks to Mercy Medical Center for providing this image from Africa, taken of Msgr. Frank Bognanno celebrating Mass on the eve of the Epiphany. The service, attended by Catholics, Christians, Jews and Muslims, was for a group of cancer survivors and caregivers, including Msgr. Bognanno, who are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.”

Diocese of Des Moines Facebook page-  ”Thanks to Mercy Medical Center for providing this image from Africa, taken of Msgr. Frank Bognanno celebrating Mass on the eve of the Epiphany. The service, attended by Catholics, Christians, Jews and Muslims, was for a group of cancer survivors and caregivers, including Msgr. Bognanno, who are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.”

October 5, 2011
"The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely, the *saints* the Church has produced and the *art* which has grown in her womb. Better witness is borne to the Lord by the splendor of holiness and art which have arisen in the community of believers than by the clever excuses which apologetics has come up with to justify the dark sides which, sadly, are so frequent in the Church’s human history. If the Church is to continue to transform and humanize the world, how can she dispense with beauty in her liturgies, that beauty which is so closely linked with love and with the radiance of the Resurrection? No, Christians must not be too easily satisfied. They must make their Church into a place where beauty — and truth — is at home. Without this the world will become the first circle of hell…. A theologian who does not love art, poetry, music and nature can be dangerous. Blindness and deafness toward the beautiful are not incidental: they necessarily are reflected in his theology."

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (1985)

This is why I can’t wait to see Fr. Barron’s “Catholicism” series

(Source: wesleyhill, via shortbreadsh)

April 9, 2011
Beautiful like the moon

The moon is one of the oldest symbols of Mary, see why in this piece.

February 8, 2011
Spiritual Sustenance: Feed Us with Your Beauty

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December 6, 2010
Inmaculada Concepción (La Colosal), oil on canvas (~1650)
Bartolomé Murillo

Inmaculada Concepción (La Colosal), oil on canvas (~1650)

Bartolomé Murillo

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