The Way of Beauty

A Tribute to Fathers

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

From ancient times, men have reflected on the role of fathers and their family relationships.  In the 1972 crime film “The Godfather,” Don Vito... (Read more)
(Last week’s essay focused on the implications of the new Chair for the Study of Atheism at the University of Miami established by Louis J.... (Read more)
Just days ago, the New York Times reported that the University of Miami has established a Chair of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics, believed... (Read more)

Pearls of Great Price

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Why are pearls considered the world’s most mysterious of gems? Because of their origin and the manner in which they are formed.   Pearls come... (Read more)

Temples of God

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

The feast of the Most Holy Trinity falls on this Sunday, one week after Pentecost. Ordinary time resumes with the Eighth Sunday of the liturgical... (Read more)

Pope Francis and a dream for Pentecost

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

This Sunday, the Church brings to completion the Paschal Season by bestowing the Holy Spirit on us in the Liturgy, rich and beautiful. The... (Read more)

A Tribute to Mothers

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Every major tradition, culture, and nation celebrates Mother’s Day.  Each of us knows instinctively that this day belongs to those special women... (Read more)

'Little Boy Lost'

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In September 1953, the movie “Little Boy Lost” starring Bing Crosby had its New York premiere to benefit the Overseas Press Club.  Bosley... (Read more)

The Beauty of Catholic Poetry

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

April has been set aside as National Poetry Month, and this Saturday marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.   In an essay... (Read more)

'Don’t Go. Stay with Us.'

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Most of us have seen war movies in which families are exchanging good-byes with loved ones.  The parting evokes few words; the unspoken feelings... (Read more)

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