Tuesday, November 20, 2012


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God.  The proud, the averace, the self righteous are in that danger."  from C. S. Lewis's, "The Problem of Pain"
QUOTE II:  "[One] man serves God as a son, [another] as a tool."  same source.
This appeared in my inbox.  It is a link to a sight to a Christian sculptor.  You know, it is difficult for artists to make it creating art for the Church because we keep buying things out of catalogues.  If we do not support artists, they will receive their support from those who will pay them - and those are largely not venues for the building up of the dignity of mankind. 
As you may be aware this past Sunday was the blessing and dedicatory concert of the new organ at St. Sebastian Parish.  The Akron Beacon Journal did a fabulous article in the Sunday paper about it and Collette Jenkins also published an article on line with a short video.  You can find it here.

From the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter:  "The Catholic faith community in the Diocese of Cleveland is invited to review the Diocese of Cleveland's Financial 'Report to the Community 2012.'"  Read more here.
A few of you have written or spoken to me about your comments being removed from the comments section of the blog.  It has been a year since I thought it necessary to remove a comment.  So no, you did nothing wrong and I have no idea why your comment is not posted.  Please keep trying!  When putting in the "code word" remember that there is also a picture of a number that needs to be entered also.  God bless!


Kevin Hammer said...

That sculptor has a very nice small image of Pope John Paul, I don't see it in that size on his site now, but here's a photo:

MaryofSharon said...

As I looked at the work of that sculptor, some of the figures looked really familiar. Sure enough I had actually seen them before when I visited Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Plymouth, MI. They recently constructed a beautiful Gesthemane garden on their parish grounds as a place for prayer. Turns out that the pastor there, Fr. John Riccardo, is perhaps as much a promoter and patron of sacred art as you are. The architecture and decor of their church is really modern and plain, but he's doing what he can introduce some really beautiful art to the parish. An expert on JP II's Theology of the Body, Fr. Riccardo even wrote a paper called "Art and the Theology of the Body" in which he writes of the power of beautiful art, starting with the Piet√°.