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The Way of Beauty

The Way of Beauty

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

Lessons from the Mozart Playbook

From the end of July and for four weeks thereafter, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center dominates other musical... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Beauty Rising from the Ashes

Tomorrow and this Sunday, the Church celebrates the feasts of the Lord’s Transfiguration and that of St. Teresa, Blessed by... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

'Behold, I stand at the door and knock.'

“Light of the World,” a nineteenth-century painting by the Englishman, W. Holman Hunt, perhaps best captures the human narrative. The... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Apostle to the Apostles

She followed him as a disciple.  She stood with his mother at the foot of the cross.  The burial too. ... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Our Young People, Summer Time, and the Language Arts

With the close of the academic year, parents must find ways for their children to spend the summer in safe... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Is Life a Cabaret or a Pilgrimage?

Most of us have heard the refrain: “Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret.” The 1972 film,... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The American Dream

In 1943, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen made a prescient observation: “A proof that we are in danger of losing our... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Pope and the Planet

Behold and see, how beautiful, we who are brothers sun, wind, air, clouds, fire, and brother stars; we who are... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Fathers and Their Families

From the time of Aristotle, men have reflected on the role of fathers and their family relationships.  The philosopher writes... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Apostolate of the Laity: An Overview

Not until Vatican II was the vocation of the laity brought into sharp focus.  Two thousand years earlier, the early... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Beautiful Minds, Beautiful People

Last week’s tragic death of John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife, Alicia Nash prompted an immediate outpouring of emotion... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Stay with Us

The songs of Irving Berlin have woven their way into the fabric of American life.  They’re a national treasure.  Occasionally,... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Untying Knots

Most of us love television mysteries. We follow our sleuth in detecting clues that will ultimately loosen the knots and... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Celebrating Our Lady of Chartres

While the story of Fatima is well-known, that of Chartres still needs to be told.In the 1940s, a French monk... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Mothers of the Bible

Mother’s Day has been celebrated throughout the world since the time of Ancient Greece.  Most countries designate the second Sunday... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

The Revolving Door

A few months ago, Jimmy Fallon, the late-night host at NBC, was reminiscing with his guest, Bill O’Reilly, about their... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

'They did not believe'

The Gospels record at least seven instances of disbelief in the Lord’s Resurrection.  The words were spoken not by outsiders... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Händel’s “Messiah” at Easter Time

At Christmas time, millions around the world enjoy George Friedrich Händel’s “Messiah.” Apart from carols, it ranks among the season’s... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

Putting on Christ

Etched in film memory of the 1940s is the scene in “Easter Parade” featuring Irving Berlin’s “In Your Easter Bonnet.”... Read more

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The Way of Beauty

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

'My Son, with you I am well pleased, so well pleased.'

The Hebrew Scriptures record more than fifty prophecies concerning the passion and death of the expected Messiah. The theme of... Read more