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The Way of Beauty

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The Way of Beauty

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

Touch: Human and Divine

Touching is a basic human need, a craving for human contact be it a hug, a warm hand on an... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Lent and the taste for God

Taste refers to the appetite and is most commonly understood in the physical sense, the intake of food and liquid. Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Sound the Trumpet! Proclaim a Fast!

The starkness of Ash Wednesday ushers in the Church’s springtime for Latin-Rite Catholics. Two day ago on “Black” Monday, Great... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Rescuing our children through the arts

The arts seek beauty and belong solely to the realm of human creativity. They please the intellect by pleasing the... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Religious liberty and the well-formed Catholic

In 1937, Robert M. Hutchins, then the president of the University of Chicago praised the Catholic Church as having “the... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Body Beautiful

The Corinthians challenged the patience of St. Paul. After preaching in Corinth, he and had established there a small but... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Our children, our treasure, our future

During annual Catholic Youth Days, the faith bursts forth in word and sacrament, in gesture, song and symbol. This beauty,... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Forming disciples

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CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Style

Everyone has a theory about style. In fashion, style connotes a particular way of dressing, a stretch from its original... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

A fresh start with beauty

If 2012 resembles previous years, most of us will imagine an improved self-image in the New Year. The pursuit of... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

The Church, beauty and the Christmas season

The Catholic Church has earned a lasting place in history for inspiring Christian culture through the literary, visual, and musical... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Mary, Rose of the Church

As the Church approaches the final days of Advent, we rejoice, for the Lord is near. St. Anselm, Doctor of... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Annunciation to Joseph

Some years ago, the award-winning comic strip by Johnny Hart featured a piece about the mystery of the Incarnation, though... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Church’s Year of Grace

The season of Advent begins Nov. 27, the Sunday closest to the feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle (Nov. 30).... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Lord, to whom shall we go?

The feast of Christ the King not only ends the current liturgical year but also anticipates the new year of... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Living the Church’s 'Year of Grace'

In Early Christianity, it was a crime to attend the celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy.  Such activity was outlawed under... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Street time and sacred time

The arrival of November signals that the year is winding down.  Today, All Souls’ Day is dedicated to remembering our... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Hallowe’en, Halloween, and the call to sainthood

It is not generally known that, until 1955, Hallowe’en was listed on the Church’s liturgical calendar. Today, Halloween, as it... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The glory of the Lord is ours

For the past several weeks, our reflections have focused on the suffering Lord according to St. Paul’s hymn in Philippians... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Suffering and Beauty Part 4

In St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians (2:5-11), universal redemption is proclaimed. Jesus saves all men and women by canceling... Read more