The Trinity: In Parables and Images

 Today is Trinity Sunday I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through a confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation St. Patrick (ca. 377)   Can you explain the trinity in simple terms?    Melanie Jean Juneau’s answer:  The Father is the…… Continue reading The Trinity: In Parables and Images

Visual Moments of Grace

With Jenny at Suscipio. Moments of Grace can be found not only in words, or the work of God in our life but in art, any art but for me especially in religious paintings, icons and stained glass. This painting of the Trinity, represented as a ‘Mercy Seat’ is found in the refectory of Santa…… Continue reading Visual Moments of Grace

Let These Icons Inflame Your Inner Spirit

Theses icons speak for themselves. Relax. Soak in their presence because  holy men and women painted layer after layer in between prayer and fasting. Your heart will become inflamed with the same passion as the painters themselves experienced as the Holy Spirit ministers to your heart and soul.               …… Continue reading Let These Icons Inflame Your Inner Spirit

Theology Simplified

Theologians love to write circles around modern man but all their words merely complicate the simplicity of the inexplicable. I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual, theological joke told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest in front of a University New Testament class. Jesus was walking alongside…… Continue reading Theology Simplified

Prayer = Peace

With Colleen at Thoughts on Grace Sabbath moments are a way of taking time to rest in God, to enjoy God in silence or in nature. The word sabbath comes from a Hebrew word meaning “cease.” And that is what we need to do sometimes, cease our activity and live in the moment and breathe in…… Continue reading Prayer = Peace