Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Fr. James Martin, SJ

James Martin has succeeded beautifully. He has written a book that can engage both committed Christians and those who know nothing of Jesus. Starting from the conviction that Christ is fully human and at the same time fully divine, Martin fleshes out this startling enigma by revealing a Jesus who ‘sweated and sneezed and scratched’ but who also truly rose from the dead. Continue reading

Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46: 10)

Silence is a gift. It creates space where you can meet God. Silence heals.
I was not aware of these profound truths 20 years ago when my husband and I went for our first weekend marriage retreat at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre in Cochrane, Alberta. What we didn’t know was that it was a silent retreat. Continue reading

Painting, Poem, and Periagoge

It was a gorgeous summer afternoon in New York City when I first visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was accompanied by several students with whom I was attending the Witherspoon Institute’s First Principles seminar. Although it was my first time at the Met, I was reminded of attending Museum School as a child. Continue reading

Leap of Faith: A Rosebud Story

‘I am of the sincerest belief that not only as artists, but certainly as Christians, we have no right to shut out anyone in this world, which includes their personal beliefs and how they express them. I believe that my life and future career as a storyteller will require me to find God where sometimes we believe He is absent. Continue reading