Category: Beauty

God’s Radiance in Creation

Hildegard of Bingen tells us: There is nothing in creation that does not have some radiance – either greenness or seeds or flowers, or beauty – otherwise it would not be part of creation. The Holy Spirit pours out this fresh greenness of life… Continue Reading “God’s Radiance in Creation”

Importance of the Little Things

The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Beauty Seen

– David Steindl-Rast

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place, O God!

Saturday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 84 How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God! I had rather one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I had rather lie at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in… Continue Reading “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place, O God!”

Wise Words from Annie Dillard

The creation is not a study, a roughed-in sketch; it is supremely, meticulously created, created abundantly, extravagantly, and in fine….Even on the perfectly ordinary and clearly visible level, creation carries on with an intricacy unfathomable and apparently uncalled for. – Annie Dillard Pilgrim at… Continue Reading “Wise Words from Annie Dillard”

Wise Words from Helen Keller

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. – Helen Keller Would that we could all put this into practice.

Wise Words from Aristotle

It is no wonder that Aristotle was a source of inspiration to Saint Thomas Aquinas. This is a truth that transcends all time and all faiths. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. – Aristotle

Sometimes Photography is Preaching . . . revisited

Tuesday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 48, and today’s photo is from the Counterpoint Images of Sister Adele Rowland, OP, who definitely believed that her photography was a means of preaching. It especially displayed the beauty and glory of God’s creation. Sister Adele created… Continue Reading “Sometimes Photography is Preaching . . . revisited”

Gratitude and Generosity Go Hand in Hand

I read the following quote on the wonderful website gratefulness.org. We are reminded that gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. We can’t help but be generous when we are truly grateful, and when we are gifted through the generosity of others, our only… Continue Reading “Gratitude and Generosity Go Hand in Hand”

God Leads Us in Love into the Desert

Today’s first reading is from Hosea – a favorite reading of mine from chapter 2. Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,… Continue Reading “God Leads Us in Love into the Desert”