Category Archives: Sacred Art and Architecture

My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” ~Apocalypse 13:10 My Peace I Give You by Dawn Eden is a much-needed spiritual resource for those recovering from any type of physical or emotional suffering brought on by the … Continue reading

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What Do Writers Want?

I love Dorothy Sayers’ book, Are Women Human? With a wit like a sword, she makes the point that there is no such thing as ‘women,’ but only the actual woman you encounter. ‘Women’ is a facile lumping of a … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras of Lenten Devotionals: Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent

We have about a half-dozen or so CWG authors who have written Lenten devotionals, and over the next few weeks, I’d like to introduce a few of them.  First up is Margaret Realy, author of the freshly-released Cultivating God’s Garden … Continue reading

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This and That

Those of you who saw my post on Investing in Failure must have been surprised to see the Member News this week in which Catholics Communicate Christ was #1 for a day! Despite that encouraging moment in its life, it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Garden

CWG Member Margaret Rose Realy has a lovely series of Christmas posts up revolving around her specialty, gardening and spirituality: Practical Gardening: Christmas Houseplants The Symbolism of Christmas Evergreens Adam, Eve, and the Christmas Tree Move Over Poinsettia, Rosemary’s Here! … Continue reading

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Poet’s Reign on Sunday

 August celebrates many saints and feast days including the Queenship of Mary and the “forgottten” Saint Bartholomew.  The feast, though that overshasdows them all is the Transfiguration.  If you gave it some thought, where are the “marks” in your life … Continue reading

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Sprinklers at Church: The Origins of the Aspergillum

 I was recently thinking about aspergillums, the sprinklers used at Mass (and elsewhere) to disperse Holy Water. I didn’t imagine the silver sticks with a ball on the end, but a rustic aspergillum made of a plant; the sort of … Continue reading

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