The Way of Beauty

The House We Live In

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

The photos tell heartrending stories of a nation and a world in great pain.  In America, racial division and violence; elsewhere, religious... (Read more)

Leisure and Summer Time

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

With the celebration of Independence Day, the door to summer activities is opened wide.  Leisure is taken more seriously than at any other time in... (Read more)

Two Pillars, Two Heroes of the Church

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

Apostles of the Lord—two pillars, two heroes of the Church. June 29th belongs to Saints Peter and Paul. Of Pillars and Heroes At the... (Read more)

The Bishop and the Chancellor: Martyr-Saints

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

They stood with the few who resisted his insatiable power. During the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47), John Fisher served as the Bishop of... (Read more)

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)

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