Art A Touch of Sorrow in Joy

A Touch of Sorrow in Joy

I saw this picture of the Annunciation the other day, and my jaw dropped. Had I not already picked all the gorgeous pictures in my upcoming book about the Joyful Mysteries, I would be tempted to put this one in as well! Isn’t it beautiful?! First of all, one of the amusing things about this …

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Art All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Last week was busy, to put it mildly! All the humans were sick with a nasty cold. To make matters even more complicated, our 11-year-old cat, who is normally the resilient one in our merry band, got very sick! Not eating, not drinking, limp tail, no energy… you name it, he had it! We were …

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Art Little Art Details

Little Art Details

One of the reasons why I love looking at classic religious art pieces is that you can examine them for months and still find something new. Take this picture, which was originally made by Raphael, who then gave it to some of the students in his workshop that he taught to paint it: Now, I …

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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 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 Thanking God in Times of Disaster

Thanking God in Times of Disaster

Thank God! It looks as if the floodwaters that caused so much grief in Texas are finally subsiding. Harvey, now just a tropical storm, is going off to dump more rain on other places… and now? It’s time to take a deep breath and thank God. It may sound crazy to give thanks to God, …

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Art St. Augustine at the Seashore

St. Augustine at the Seashore

I love this picture, if only for the rollicking seas and the lush beach. It is a beautiful place! But, not only is it a gorgeous picture, but there is a fantastic story behind it! As the legend goes, once St. Augustine was walking on the beach, contemplating the nature of the Holy Trinity. He …

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