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A Brief History of Beauty - Leanne Tracy
May 14 2018
Discover how beauty not only informs the world around us, but has sparked the Church out of some rough times. This presentation will offer a brief survey of Catholic art throughout the Church's 2,000 year tradition as as well as convey a deeper understanding of how beauty can once again save the day for the Christian West and illuminate us personally in the process. Speaker Bio Leanne Tracy works as a full-time painter and visual artist. She graduated in 2012 from The University of Kansas with a BFA in Painting and a BFA in Art History. Leanne has had solo and group exhibitions in Kansas City, Lawrence, Nashville, Denver, Fort Collins, St. Louis, Springfield, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Milwaukee, Madison, and Florence, Italy. This summer, she spent six weeks in Italy learning the technique of fresco painting, for future commissions painting frescos within chapels in the United States. Leanne Tracy currently sells prints of her work online and paints commissions by request. Bumper Credits "Inspired" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Do NOT Be Afraid - Sr. Elizabeth Marie, OP
Apr 9 2018
"Do not be afraid" - God assures his people throughout Scripture. Yet we are so often paralyzed by fear. What's worse, we are not only afraid of things that are "bad and scary," but Divine. All too often, we are afraid of healing, of mercy, of God. Like Adam in the Garden, we hide in fear. Easter is the time to come out of hiding. The Resurrection of Jesus, above all, offers assurance that, before God, we need not be afraid. Speaker Bio Sr. Elizabeth Marie entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia of Nashville, TN in 2004 and made her final vows in 2011. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and she still loves the Green Bay Packers. She attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she received degrees in philosophy and Catholic Studies. Since becoming a Dominican Sister, she has taught various grades in four different states. Most recently she was teaching bioethics to high school seniors in Birmingham, AL. She is currently assigned to assist in the Vocation Office of her Congregation, affording her the opportunity to travel and share with others the Good News of Jesus Christ and the call to follow Him through religious life. Bumper Credits "Inspired" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Wounds, Healing, and Glory - Bryan Kelso
Mar 12 2018
When we have a wound to the body we experience pain. This is generally good, as pain points us to the wound so it can be addressed, respected and healed. The soul, like the body can be wounded by deprivations of its basic needs or by traumatic impact. The goal of this talk is to learn about the basic needs of the soul, how our amazing Catholic faith can address and heal the wounds that cause pain to the soul, like anxiety, depression, and loneliness. These common pain symptoms of the soul today often get treated as the problem (something that needs to be disposed of) instead of what they really are, “symptoms” of the real problem “the wound itself”. Come and learn why we can pray hard and long for pain symptoms like anxiety, depression and loneliness to go away, but they don't. Discover Christ's plan for your healing - and see how your wounds, like His, can become the occasion for Glory. Bumper Credits "Inspired" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Fr. Matthew Spencer: The Second Greatest Saint
Mar 14 2016
Fr. Matthew Spencer discusses St. Joseph.