Catechesis is one of the ways through which an individual receives formal Christian education and formation that enables them to learn, receive, contemplate and live out their faith. The importance of contemplation in catechesis is that it provokes questions which in turn motivate one to seek answers that provide clarity…


We live in the digital age; the era of Snap chat, Facebook, Instagram and CGI. This technology is quite literally in the palm of our hands and can present us with images of anywhere, anytime, anyplace while we go absolutely nowhere. “The image becomes a world and the world is…


Music is powerful, meaningful, communal and personal; so much so that most of us have a favorite genre, artist, group or song that we are emotionally connected to. As with other forms of art, music has the ability to recall a memory, transport us back in time, elicit happiness and…


Throughout history, the architecture of church buildings has been diverse to say the least. To the untrained eye, interpreting and appreciating church architecture seems over whelming if not impossible. As someone who does not have any architectural education or training, I often find myself standing before a church, seeing its…


The Eucharist; Eating Beauty

The human senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound allow us to perceive the world around us. They are the means through which we experience the good, beautiful and delicious and the means through which we avoid the bad, ugly and harmful. In our daily…


As young adults, in your early to mid twenties, you have made the free and conscious decision to answer God’s call and fulfill your soul’s desire to join the Body of Christ. In making this decision you are following in the footsteps of millions of Christians going all the way…


When I contemplate beauty, or what is beautiful, the images that come to mind are Saint Peter’s Basilica, The Notre Dame Cathedral, and The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. However, the one thing that was absent from my list is the liturgy. After further reflection, this omission of the…


In Catholicism, divine revelation does not conform to philosophical categories and that is precisely why it is beautiful. Divine revelation manifests divine love in the bloody, tortured and crucified body of Christ. Divine love is a beautiful, powerful and transformative love that does not remain invisible or abstract but rather…


Have you ever encountered a work of art that has drawn you in and overwhelmed your soul? Like many of you, my answer to this question is an emphatic yes! That being said if I am honest with you, and myself, I must admit that I have never sought to…

Bren Nimke

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