In the apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope John Paul II wrote that “with the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love” (John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis…

Music has the capacity to remind humans that temporality is a gift and can thus infuse Christian hope in listeners weighed down by the struggles of our finite and restless lives. Jeremy S. Begbie notes in Theology, Music and Time that contrary to the idea that music is a temporary…

St. Lawrence Church

St. Lawrence Church in Lafayette, Indiana

As I began my first weeks of ministry and worship at St. Lawrence Church in Lafayette, Indiana, I continued to be drawn to the central focus of the tabernacle prominently placed behind the altar as well as the intricate stained glass windows of the Joyful and Glorious…

Sr. Ann Astell draws readers into her book that presents an aesthetic theology of the Eucharistic Sacrament by beginning with reflection on the book’s title, Eating Beauty. How can eating be beautiful when the Beauty to be eaten is the sacramental form of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of…

Romano Guardini’s liturgical theology is aesthetic not because the material beauty of the liturgy is a spiritual theater for the sake of itself, but rather because he insists that the beauty of the liturgy concerns the salvation of the human person as it unites the community of believers in contemplative…

Christina Dietzler

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