Annabelle Moseley featured in Documentary Film

Moseley featured in Documentary Film

The first screening of “Masterpieces” is Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center in Patchogue.

“Masterpieces” explores the vocation of artisanship, specifically through the world of five artists as they share with the audience how they are called to serve God through their art. This compilation of portraits will give the viewer a first hand experience of each artist’s journey towards their vocation.

The Sacred Heart

June is the month of the Sacred Heart. Here is some carefully curated art, poetry and music on the subject, including my favorite painting of the Sacred Heart: a true master work by Jose Maria Ibarran y Ponce. The brief poem by the great priest-poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins speaks beautifully of the relationship between the Master’s heart and the Servant’s heart in only six lines. Finally, the compelling song by Chris Tomlin, “Your Heart” addresses the life of David, a man “after God’s heart.” May our life’s work be making our own hearts more like God’s.

Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras

Venetian Mask

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. Here is a link to art, music and poetry inspired by the festival preceding Lent, which is also “Pancake Day,” as the great Victorian poet Christina Rossetti reminds.

For many Catholics, the special significance of the day before Ash Wednesday is overlooked, except for the Mardi Gras celebrations enjoyed by some. But Shrove Tuesday is much more than just a famous party in New Orleans. Shrove actually means “to obtain absolution.” There are wonderful ways, both divine and delicious, to faithfully celebrate this day, deepening its significance through ancient tradition. Choose which ones suit you best this year.

Becoming Veronica

Two Angels Presenting the Holy Face - Claude Vignon

As we begin our Lenten walk with Christ, let’s prepare ourselves to be ready to comfort Him along the way, as St.Veronica did. There’s a prayer for that – a beautiful way to bridge the end of Ordinary Time with the start of Lent is the Alpha Omega Novena of the Holy Face and, though it can be experienced at any time of year, it’s just begun for 2018. Continue reading “Becoming Veronica”

St. Andrew’s Day

San Andrés - François Duquesnoy

Today is St. Andrew’s Day and thus, many faithful begin to pray the poetically beautiful St. Andrew Christmas Novena, that vividly transports one, through prayer, to the very moment of Christ’s birth. Just listen to the word-music of the opening lines: “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold…” Continue reading “St. Andrew’s Day”

Quo Vadis? Feast of St. Pope John Paul II

Crucifixion of St Peter - Caravaggio

Where are you going?

“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term,” St. Pope John Paul II said, “Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.”  This past Sunday was the feast day of Saint Pope John Paul II and it was a joy to spend the day teaching my Desert Bread class, sharing time with all the participants and exchanging the food of faith and the arts… Continue reading “Quo Vadis? Feast of St. Pope John Paul II”