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The Way of Beauty

The Way of Beauty

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

Untying Knots with the Mother of Mercy

The New Year fittingly began under the protection of Mary, the Mother of God. With so many other titles accorded... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Kneeling before the Mystery

It is the day before Christmas Eve and the Holy Night. The Church prays at Morning Prayer: Your light will... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Beauty Rising from the Ashes

‘Holiday’ cheer is in the air. For weeks, the Hallmark channels have delivered it non-stop. Ubiquitous Santas make their annual... Read more

The Way of Beauty

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

A Reflection on Doors

In Roman mythology, Janus represents not only the god of doors and doorways but also the god of beginnings and... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Remembering the American Churchwomen Martyred in El Salvador

Editor's note: This column originally posted Nov. 30, 2015 by mistake. We regret this error and are reposting it on... Read more

The Way of Beauty

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

An Uneasy Pause

On this weekend, Americans pause to give thanks for our bountiful gifts. Yet, the homeland is on edge with our... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

From 'Sister Act' to Christ the King

Occasionally popular songs express words of wisdom that attract a wide and diverse audience.  Four of them are: “Climb Ev’ry... Read more

The Way of Beauty

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

Reflections on Veterans Day

November 11th belongs to the veterans of our armed forced and their families.  In other part of the world, especially... Read more

The Way of Beauty

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

Personal Prayer

“I’m not a religious person, but I am a spiritual person.” So goes a common protestation among young and old... Read more

The Way of Beauty

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

Days of Special Remembrance

As October makes way for November, the feasts of All Saints and All Souls bring home in a special way... Read more

The Way of Beauty

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

Celebrating All Hallows' Eve: Part Two

Editor's note: Part one of this series can be read here. Next to Christmas, Halloween is the most commercial and... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

From All Hallows' Eve to Halloween: Part I

Halloween fever is just around the corner.  In two weeks, many children and adults will don costumes of all designs... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Some Reflections on Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

In his address to Congress last month, Pope Francis mentioned four exemplars of the great American enterprise: Abraham Lincoln, Martin... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Recapping the Papal Visit

Last week, Pope Francis held much of the nation riveted on his presence, words and gestures. Millions gladly stood for... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Pope Francis: Missionary of Mercy and Peace

The warm familial approach of Pope Francis imitates the way Jesus was present to others. The early disciples followed Jesus... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Mercy

Mercy is active compassion.  This concise definition from the Encyclopedia of Catholicism drives the Hebrew Scriptures where the title “Lord... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Catholic Education IV: Grace under Pressure

Catholic education is pedagogy of values and principles that prompt our students to aim high for excellence.  It also prepares... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Catholic Education III: Fully Alive for Virtue

“I have come that they may have life, life to the full (Jn 10:10),”—the assurance of Jesus.  In the second... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Catholic Education II: Quality and Non-Quality

In November 1980, Barbara Tuchman, a noted historian and twice-winner of the Pulitzer Prize, published a controversial essay in the... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Catholic Education I: Jesus the Teacher

The new academic year is just around the corner. For the next few weeks, this column will address some topics... Read more