Art St. Luke and the Virgin Mary

St. Luke and the Virgin Mary

Happy Feast Day! Today, we celebrate St. Luke, one of the four evangelists who wrote the four books that comprises of the gospel! So, who is St. Luke? That’s a good question! So, in honor of today, I would like to look at him as an evangelist, an artist, and then look at how artists …

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Art A Defense of the Late Laborers

A Defense of the Late Laborers

I have to say, I don’t really like yesterday’s gospel. At all. Honestly, I get a little mad thinking how upset the day laborers who spent twelve hours toiling… but they were not subject to any generosity. Instead, they got to see everybody else get something extra, where they got nothing extra. I mean, just …

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Art Seven and Seventy-Seven Times

Seven and Seventy-Seven Times

What can I say? St. Peter is that guy that you got to love! After all, he asks all those dumb questions that you’ve always wanted to ask Jesus, but were too afraid to ask them yourself! Take last Sunday’s readings, for example… Who hasn’t had those sorts of thoughts or wondered St. Peter’s question? …

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Art Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows

One of the most beautiful devotions — maybe my favorite devotion other than the Rosary — is the Our Lady of Sorrows devotion. It is a devotion that focuses on Jesus through Mary and on the enormous sacrifices and sorrows that both of them  — the New Adam and the New Eve — experienced as …

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Art Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

During a recent road trip in which I probably didn’t bring enough music to last us (and by probably, I mean definitely) we stumbled on to this charming country song by Mark Wills on one of the random CDs that I brought! We liked it a lot! It’s a sweet love story about a two …

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Art Get Behind Me, Satan!

Get Behind Me, Satan!

“Get behind me, Satan!”  The words from yesterday’s gospel reading seem like a strange overreaction of Jesus. After all, Peter was just trying to tell him that He didn’t have to go through the cross, which seems to me like a perfectly reasonable suggestion! Then, to liken St. Peter to Satan? Ouch! Take a look …

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Art The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

Not too long ago, I was looking for a picture of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Honestly, I was expecting a picture of Jesus looking pretty docile and carrying a lamb with a serene sort of countenance. And, when I looked at western, classic European art, they had exactly this kind of image! But, I …

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Art The Canaanite Woman

The Canaanite Woman

Wow. What a strange gospel there is today! Sometimes, we can get so used to Jesus being that kind and gentle messiah that when He speaks like this, it shatters our perception of Jesus and makes us rethink about who He really is. Just look at that gospel! It’s a doozy, isn’t it? Now! Before …

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Art Walking on Water

Walking on Water

As soon as I heard the mass readings, I grew excited. What can I say? They were always some of my favorite stories. It always struck me as wonderful that God would come in the tiniest of whispers, as He came to Elijah. And the gospel, of course, was always impressive — Jesus walks on …

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Art Happy Feast of the Transfiguration!

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration!

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration, everyone! Since it’s Sunday, here is the Gospel of the day! The Transfiguration was a BIG event for the disciples of Jesus. Before the Transfiguration, they followed Him and watched Him preach and do all of these awesome miracles. And miracles are awesome things! But, many prophets before Jesus have …

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