Tag Archives: Beauty

Did You See Bono’s Video On Laudito Si’?

He narrates it well.

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I Forgot To Finish The Story About Sleeping In For Easter In Amman. Here’s What We Discovered…

…a beautiful Greek Orthodox parish church with the mouthful name of The Church  of Jesus Christ’s Entry Into The Temple. I took a couple of photographs with my camera before the battery died. Feast your eyes upon this beautiful sanctuary.

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The Kingdom Of Jordan Through My Camera Lens…

What follows are a few snapshots taken while I was in Jordan for the Religious Blogger/Press Tour. I took hundreds of photographs (who doesn’t these days?) and I intend to share them with you here. How about a dozen at … Continue reading

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I Bet You Didn’t Expect The Kingdom Of Jordan To Be This Gorgeous…

See that lovely countryside above? That is where I am headed today. A number of my Patheos colleagues are coming with me, too.

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Because Christ Came to Occupy, and Reclaim, the World

There was a brutal bear market in the Spring of the year 33 AD. Not in wheat or lamb futures, nor in cloth, or precious metals. This was a bear market of the human soul, and it was experienced acutely … Continue reading

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For The Prayers Of St. Gregory Of Narek (A Few Words For Wednesday) UPDATED

A few days ago, Pope Francis declared St. Gregory of Narek our newest Doctor of the Church. It appears that Grigor Narekatsi is a man of many talents. The hastily compiled list of his accomplishments on Wikipedia includes, “monk, poet, … Continue reading

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What I Saw In Bethlehem Yesterday (A Photo Essay)

I’ll be honest with you and tell you that yesterday was a very emotional day. And when I say that, I mean emotional in a good way. There were tears, surely. But they were tears of awe, wonder, and joy. … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t Travel To The Holy Land, For Thou Shalt Surely Die

Before getting into the meat of this short dispatch that I am typing from Jerusalem, I ask you to say a short prayer to God for the souls of  all those who have died for their faith, or due to … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Holiday Isn’t Catholic, But It’s Looking Like William Shakespeare Was

So be thankful for that! Guess what else? There is a Jesuit angle that may unlock the mystery of genius’s religious background. Writing for the Washington Post, Terence McCoy shares what was found when a First Folio of the Bard’s … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman’s Prayer of Columbus

Happy Columbus Day! I’ve a poem to share with you on the day on which we celebrate Christopher Columbus’ completing his voyage to the New World. And though nowadays the smart money seems to be on disparaging Christopher Columbus, I’ll … Continue reading

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