“Amazing Grace in the Communion of Saints”

Lake Arrowhead artist paints Divine Mercy icon for parish

“Like Mother Teresa says she’s the pencil, I’m the paintbrush,” chuckles artist Molly Collins when asked about her Divine Mercy icon.  The painting, blessed in April, now hangs in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Arrowhead. Its inspiration came last summer when Collins and other parishioners went to Poland for World Youth Day. The painting, titled “Amazing Grace … [Read more...]

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Spaceship churches, no more!

Traditionally designed Catholic architecture is being built across America

People of today and tomorrow need this enthusiasm [of wonder] if they are to meet and master the crucial challenges which stand before us. Thanks to this enthusiasm, humanity, every time it loses its way, will be able to lift itself up and set out again on the right path. In this sense it has been said with profound insight that “beauty will save the world” (§16). ~Pope … [Read more...]

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Sacred Virgin of Guadalupe objects travel to Santa Ana

Bowers Museum offers exhibit featuring paintings, carvings, silver and devotional objects, some rarely seen by the public

The following comes from an October 13 Orange County Register article by Antonie Boessenkool: For the second time, the Bowers Museum is highlighting patron saint of Orange County and the Americas, the Virgin of Guadalupe, with an exhibit of paintings, carvings, silver and devotional objects. But compared with the first exhibit, in 1995, this one is far broader, with … [Read more...]

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New Divine Mercy film and director to tour California

California Catholic Daily exclusive: screenings in Ontario, CA and San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSB7uiE7sTA Trailer for “The Original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unknown Masterpiece” Millions of Catholics across the globe pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy every day at 3:00pm. Most know the events that led to the devotion: the appearance of Our Lord to Polish Sister Faustina Kowalska throughout the 1930’s, and the … [Read more...]

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No drums?

Music director will use Latin vocals, chant, Renaissance music and new commissions at Christ Cathedral

The following comes from a March 8 Orange County Catholic article by Cathi Douglas: Internationally respected liturgical director and organist John A. Romeri, formerly the director of Liturgical Music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, joined the Diocese of Orange as the first Christ Cathedral Director of Music Ministries in January. OC Catholic was able to speak with Dr. … [Read more...]

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May 2016: major choral event in Dallas

Oratio about the life of Saint Rita of Cascia will conclude a 3-day conference on Catholic art

The following comes from a January 18 CC Watershed blog post by Dr. Alfred Calabrese, music director at Saint Rita Catholic Church. Dr. Calabrese is also the conductor for A Rose in Winter: The life of Saint Rita of Cascia. A Rose in Winter: The life of Saint Rita of Cascia by composer Frank La Rocca will receive its world premiere on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00pm in … [Read more...]

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Reagan Library sets up ‘extraordinary’ exhibit

Only west coast location that Vatican artifacts will be coming to

The following comes from a February 26 Ventura County Star article by Michele Willer-Allred: Centuries-old, one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Vatican in Rome were unveiled Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, where officials are getting ready for a new temporary exhibit that will open March 6 and run through August 28. "Vatican … [Read more...]

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