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The Way of Beauty

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The Way of Beauty

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

Suffering and beauty, part 3

Jesus predicted his passion and death to fulfill the prophecies through the mouths of the Old Testament prophets. In fact,... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Suffering and beauty, part 2

Last week’s reflection on suffering and beauty introduced the topic with the many questions it raises.  In Part Two, let... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

Suffering and beauty, part 1

In the fictionalized stage play, “Amadeus,” the British writer Peter Shaffer puts an intractable question in the mouth of Antonio... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Care for the earth and care of the body

Care for God’s beloved creation presupposes a universal purpose of the earth’s goods.  Stewardship brings with it responsible freedom “to... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

'Crowned with Glory and Honor' (Ps 8:1)

Through their fateful decision, our first parents lost their original innocence, abdicated their preternatural bliss, and incurred exile from the... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The beauty of man and woman

The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World urges men and women build a better world, upholding the... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Daily conversion of heart

Beauty is the face of love, and love is the soul of beauty. Faith remains incomplete without these attributes.  Beauty... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Conversions to the faith

Last week, we reflected on an essential aspect of active and lively faith.  As with the first disciples, the soul... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Transport: The spirit’s dynamic movement toward Christ

Christian discipleship in its very origin and essence is synonymous with a dynamic movement from self to the beauty of... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Perceiving the beauty of Christ

How does a person come to perceive Jesus Christ as the beauty beyond all other beauties, and taught in the... Read more

CNA

The Way of Beauty

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

The beauty of Christ

In what sense can we speak of the beauty of Christ? In the next few reflections, this topic will receive... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Beauty, truth, goodness and love

In the classical tradition, beauty, goodness, and truth, are considered identical triplets. They are interior to one another, but beauty... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Beauty and taste

Good taste is restrained.  Bad taste is excessive, vulgar, and often offensive.  Our culture, especially the visual media, is drenched... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Beauty, quality and '60 Minutes'

Before the sixth century B.C., the objective basis of beauty lay in the ideal proportion of the perfect human body. ... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

What is beauty?

Beauty pleases, delights and gives deep satisfaction, but, however integral to daily life, beauty remains largely misunderstood.  Does beauty lie... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The universal need for beauty

The experience of beauty in body, mind, and spirit is a universal human need.   Beauty penetrates to the psyche’s deepest... Read more