A friend of mine hearing on my intention to go in and take a look at this exhibition advised me not to. I said, why? Who am I to Judge? We are called as Christians to listen to what others have to say no matter who they are. I can only describe it as a … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition At The National Gallery Of Ireland
It's my Wife's birthday today and she asked me to treat her with a visit to the national gallery of art. Some girls want Birthday cards and diamond rings, but mine will settle for the gift of a visit to something artistic in nature. Being an artist I don't mind that at all even though … Continue reading ART: The Taking Of Christ By Caravaggio (1602)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhckVlgYZJE I thought I'd share this with you. I enjoy listening to spontaneous videos like this from people around the world because they come from the heart. He has such a great narrators voice also. I could certainly see him writing that, "book".
During my interview for the diaconate we spoke a lot about how the different experiences I had that would indicate a calling for my diaconate. I also think it was the first interview I've ever had in my life where I convinced them not to hire me. Having gone from top to bottom of experiences … Continue reading My Ancestors Are In On The Whole Diaconate Calling
https://res.cloudinary.com/practicaldev/image/fetch/s--K3xWnJ-m--/c_limit%2Cf_auto%2Cfl_progressive%2Cq_66%2Cw_880/https://thepracticaldev.s3.amazonaws.com/i/wkcgib6mlhowx9w257ff.gif You must give up your old way of life; you must put aside your old self, which gets corrupted by following illusory desires. ·Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution ·so that you can put on the new self that has been created in God's way, in the goodness and holiness of … Continue reading Free Your Mind
Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay It has been some time ago but for months I had this unexplained pain in my back. I went to work with it every day and simply limped until I could bear it no longer. I went to see the Doctor. He lay me on the table and pushed … Continue reading Doctor Of My Soul
I really used to love this song. From where I intellectually stood as an angsty teenager and musician in his early 20's conditioned by a secular world, this song made sense to me. It's not until you grow a pair of Christian wings and adulthood sets in do you begin to realize the insanity of … Continue reading Imagine There’s No Song Called Imagine
An unholy row erupted in my house this evening over which boarding school my eldest should attend. He has his heart mysteriously set on Clongowes Jesuit college where James Joyce once studied. I'm not a fan of the modern Jesuit order today even though I'm a fan of the Jesuit spirituality. As He's only 10 … Continue reading Which Private School For My Sons: Jesuit Or Benedictine?
I love the Latin Mass, I do but there's a reason people give for attending that is troublesome. What is it? "I go to the Latin Mass because I'm looking for more spiritual depth in my life". Ouch. Dangerous talk. If you cannot attend the Ordinary form done appropriately and with reverence, and cannot attend … Continue reading This Reason People Give For Attending Latin Mass Is a Cause For Great Concern
Often it is the case where people like to use all three especially Mary and Martha to finger out people who have distinct personalities. Martha is often used to indicate those who live in the world and Mary as those who are contemplative and have chosen religious life. One is the imperfect the other perfect. … Continue reading We All Have A Bit Of Mary, Martha And Lazarus In Us