The Remarkable German Tenor Who Left Us Too Soon

2021-09-12T18:02:26+00:00September 12th, 2021|BEAUTY, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

Italian folk songs are often performed using an artistic technique the Italians have perfected. They call it “Bel Canto”, a name that literally means beautiful song or music. The Harvard Dictionary of Music describes the vocal technique as placing “emphasis on beauty of sound and brilliance of performance rather than dramatic expression or romantic [...]

Top Secret Drum Corps: Swiss Precision at its Finest

2021-08-01T13:20:45+00:00August 1st, 2021|BEAUTY, Inspiration, Music & Performance, VIDEO|

Switzerland is like a hidden jewel in the middle of Europe, a mountainous land with a highly secretive banking system and a tradition of remaining neutral during wars. The Swiss culture has given the world exquisite chocolates, precision watches, cuckoo clocks, the Swiss Army knife, and even the modern marvel of Velcro! What an [...]

Thomas Aquinas’ Eucharistic Heart and Hymn

2021-09-08T18:15:38+00:00July 18th, 2021|Church & Sacraments, TRUTH, VIDEO, Virgin Mary & Saints|

Brother Reginald, the personal assistant to St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1275), once spied the great theologian in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. According to Brother Reginald’s account, Thomas was agonizing over whether he had written accurately of the central mystery of our faith, the Eucharist, and was presenting his concerns to the Lord. At that [...]

Human Suffering and Places In the Heart

2021-09-12T18:26:54+00:00June 12th, 2021|Eucharist, GOODNESS, VIDEO|

[This article follows from the email newsletter of June 13, 2021, “An Astonishing Eucharistic Scene in a Secular Movie”.] The 1984 movie, Places in the Heart is one of the most moving tales of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity in modern film. Sally Field fittingly won the Academy Award for Best [...]

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