When I lived in Christchurch, New Zealand in the Summer of 2019, the church I attended was Saint Peter’s in Beckenham (a suburb). In many ways, this church was a way for me to feel connected to something familiar while living on the opposite side of the world. …

One of the very interesting and unifying aspects of the different Mass settings is that they provide a uniquely material way to experience time to better understand the spiritual and divine. Music is a way in which we worship through prayer. The playful nature of the music (instrument choices, tempo…

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Worship allows us to use the materiality of the senses to purposefully engage with an image as an icon rather than as an idol. In this case, an idol is something objectified. It provides entertainment but does not instigate a real relationship. It holds value in the eyes…

Christian worship, specifically through the liturgy is inherently playful, symbolic, and festive. These attributes, previously contemplated with regard to beauty in art, can similarly be applied to Christian worship and more specifically through the Eucharist.

Romano Guardini explains the liturgy as “an entity consisting of the unified body of the…

Beauty and divine revelation are two topics intimately tied together primarily discussed through the works from Hans urs von Balthasar. His insightful knowledge links together these two abstract topics through an understanding centered around religion and faith.

First, divine revelation is defined as the way in which God has revealed…

One piece of art I have regularly encountered throughout my life is Mary, atop the Golden Dome on the campus of Notre Dame. As a small child attending football games to a current student walking to class, She stands majestic regardless of the putrid South Bend weather. …

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