Whether it was discussing Caravaggio or nudes in paintings, Sister Wendy always did so with authority and a good laugh. She was a jovial presence in my younger days, when PBS really offered wonderful educational programming. May the good Sister rest in the Bosom of Abraham now, and I, along with many others, thank her […]
A happy St. Patrick’s Day for you Catholic and Orthodox who celebrate his feast. The day has a special meaning for me personally as, last year on this date, we moved into our new home. I was the first to enter the home, and the first benediction, as worthless as it was as I’m no […]
Jack Kerouac, according to the essay provided by Scott Beauchamp over at The American Conservative, was much more of a spiritualist than a mere Beatnik. Follow this link to read his essay here.
A pleasant treat courtesy of C. S. Lewis and the good monk who provided this timely quote, Richard Huggins. Breathless was the air over Bethlehem. Black and bare Were the fields; hard as granite the clods; Hedges stiff with ice; the sedge in the vice Of the pool, like pointed iron rods. And the deathly […]
Cristóbal de Morales is among my favorite Spanish composers of the Renaissance era. Saint Isodore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet, happens to be one of my favorite saints. I’m surprised I missed this composition.