Category Archives: Art

Ballad For A Spy Wednesday

Two cautions, upfront. I’m not really big on the fascination with Judas Iscariot, so two posts in a week is a bit much for me. Also, I’m not the biggest fan of English Victorian literature, but a colleague alerted me … Continue reading

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With St Thomas Aquinas

If any of our readers have taken a liking to the Angelic Doctor, consider praying a novena. My parish observes the feast on the nearest weekend to his feast day, 28 January. You can start the novena now and end on … Continue reading

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Sunburst

I have seen some, but few monstrances that did not have the sunburst design. One of the art projects my parish will be tackling sometime in the next year is commissioning an artist to craft a new monstrance. One of … Continue reading

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Parish Art

One of our parish’s Liturgy Commission members wrote a series for the summer bulletins on the stories behind various works of art in our parish. It was adapted for our parish website here. We have moved exclusively to commissioning artists … Continue reading

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Sorrowful Songs in the Cathedral

I’m surprised I’ve never blogged on this before, Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony. I have the best-selling version with Dawn Upshaw on cd, which still is the finest version of the ones I’ve heard. Recently I stumbled across this one on … Continue reading

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Production Comes To Life

There is one awesomely wicked storm pouring down on poor Omaha tonight. The College World Series is on one end of town and a friend of mine texted me from being huddled under the concourse roof with her family. On … Continue reading

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I See

I was thinking about Joseph Plunkett’s poem. I first read it in the poetry appendix of Christian Prayer more than thirty years ago. The musical setting I was first familiar with was that of Michael Joncas from his collection Every … Continue reading

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