Beauty as a Transcendental

Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future. Pope St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists During one day of SEEK 2019, a FOCUS conference in Indianapolis, I attended a talk about beauty. I learned so much aboutContinue reading “Beauty as a Transcendental”

How We Participate in Pentecost

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:3-4 I sometimes think about getting a small, black-line minimalist tattoo of a flame.Continue reading “How We Participate in Pentecost”

Christ Beside Me: A St. Patrick’s Day Reflection

Christ be within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ inquired, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. St. Patrick Here’s a fun factContinue reading “Christ Beside Me: A St. Patrick’s Day Reflection”

Surrender: A Reflection on My SLS 20 Experience

Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they may also be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24 In this Bible verse, Jesus prays that we can be with him. He wantsContinue reading “Surrender: A Reflection on My SLS 20 Experience”